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About Us

QCS is the certification body of Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers Inc., a nonprofit organization that began certifying organic growers in 1987 and received its USDA accreditation in 2001.

QCS is a USDA and ANSI ISO/IEC 17065 accredited certification body that offers a wide array of certification options for farming of crops, livestock, aquaculture, animal feed manufacturing, packing, handling and processing and wild harvest operations. We’re proud of our diverse clients and services, but we’re most proud to offer affordable certification and an unwavering commitment to customer service.

As an industry leader with more than 30 years of experience in certification, QCS has clients in 39 states and 12 countries, meeting the needs of farming operations regardless of type, location, or size in the ever-expanding worldwide market.

Our staff includes food and agricultural scientists, educators, and regulators, all highly trained in US & international organic and food safety standards. While our home office is in Florida, QCS has full-time staff inspectors in Ohio, Kentucky, and North Carolina.  We also have regional offices in Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. We also have bilingual staff available to assist our international clients.

Our mission is to provide a variety of quality certification/verification options that promote sustainability as well as enhance global market access from seed to shelf through partnerships, innovations and technology.

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Why QCS?

QCS is your advocate and supporter as you certify your agricultural operation. Here are a few reasons why we believe you'll prefer to partner with us.


With more than 30 years of experience, our integrity and commitment to customer service make us a natural choice as you pursue certification.

Expert staff 

Our highly trained staff includes food and agricultural scientists, educators, and regulators. We have bilingual staff available to assist our international clients.

Affordable organic certification

Certification is more affordable than you think, and it's the gateway to cementing your agricultural operation as a trusted entity.  Contact us today to find out more about our rates and services.

Industry leader

QCS was one of the first certifiers officially approved by the USDA. We are now the largest certifier on the eastern seaboard.

Global presence

QCS has clients in 39 states and 12 countries. Our home office is in Florida, and QCS has additional locations in Missouri, Virginia, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic.

The right certification for your needs

QCS offers a variety of accredited organic, food safety, and ethical certifications. Options include certification in areas like:

    • Farming
    • Livestock
    • Aquaculture
    • Compound animal feed
    • Packing
    • Handling
    • Processing
    • Wild harvesting
    • Brokering, Trading, Exporting

Have Questions?

The certification process can be daunting, but we are happy to help. Please reach out with any questions or concerns. We would love to hear from you!

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