Pork produced in compliance with the national food quality scheme.
Pork Quality System (PQS) food quality scheme
The draft contains a description of the voluntary national agricultural product quality scheme in accordance with the criteria set out in Article 47(a) of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/126 of 7 December 2021 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2115 of the European Parliament and of the Council with additional requirements for certain types of intervention specified by Member States in their CAP Strategic Plans for the period 2023 to 2027 under that Regulation as well as rules on the ratio for the good agricultural and environmental condition (GAEC) standard 1.
The draft specifies the procedure of production, recognition, certification, supervision and voluntary labelling with a special label of fpork whose quality exceeds the safety and animal welfare requirements laid down in European Union and national legislation.
The requirements of the PQS scheme have been developed by a group of producers who will implement them.
Participation in the scheme is voluntary. All entities that fulfil the requirements set out in the standards of the scheme are entitled to participate in the scheme.