It is well known that certificates have become a prerequisite for market access in the food and consumer goods industry: Retailers and brand producers demand consistent compliance with recognized quality and safety standards from suppliers throughout the chain, relying on independent certification as resilient proof.

But that's only half the story: a large-scale scientific study from 2017 showed that 74% of companies certified to a GFSI-recognized standard would seek certification even without a customer requirement.* The main reasons: Accelerating business development, reducing quality and product safety risks, and optimizing management systems.

This is exactly where we come in: Our audits are an individual examination of your processes and your management system. In an eye-to-eye dialogue, our industry experts focus on risks and potentials, helping you to turn your certified quality management system into a competitive advantage.

* Source: Further Predictive Statistical Analysis of a GFSI Survey of International Food Processors (2020).

Food Safety

Highly qualified auditors with many years of experience in the food and beverage industry, with their finger on the pulse of the industry, and excellent renown among retailers and customers worldwide: this is what DQS stands for.

From good agricultural practices in the first stages of the value chain to quality and safety management in processing, storage, transport, and trade - we stand by your side.

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Jun 13-14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 18-19 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 30-Oct 01 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 30-31 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 14-15 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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HACCP | Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point | Implementation Training | South Africa

Jun 11-12 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 16-17 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 26-27 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 15-16 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 12-13 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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ISO 22000 | Food Safety Management System | Lead Auditor Practical Training | South Africa

May 20-23 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jun 18-21 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 22-25 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 05-08 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 16-19 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 21-24 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 25-28 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Dec 09-12 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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ISO 22000 | Food Safety Management System | Internal Auditing Training | South Africa

Jun 24-26 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 28-30 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 23-25 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 21-23 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Dec 09-11 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
Online or Classroom | English
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ISO 22000 | Food Safety Management System | Implementation Training | South Africa

Apr 22-23 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - May 21-22 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jun 13-14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 30-31 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 15-16 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 12-13 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 24-25 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 14-15 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Dec 05-06 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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ISO 22000 | Food Safety Management System | Awareness Training | South Africa

May 20 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jun 12 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 10 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 11 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 23 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 13 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Dec 14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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FSSC 22000 | Food Safety Certification | Lead Auditor Training | South Africa

Jun 10-14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 16-20 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Dec 02-06 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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FSSC 22000 | Food Safety Certification | Internal Auditing Training | South Africa

May 27-29 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 19-21 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 18-20 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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FSSC 22000 | Food Safety Certification | Implementation Training | South Africa

Jul 08-09 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 14-15 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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Instructor Led Training

FSSC 22000 | Food Safety Certification | Transition and Awareness Training | South Africa

May 08 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jun 04 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 04 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 03 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 07 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 12 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Dec 09 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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How FSSC 22000 Certification Can Help Your Food Business Thrive

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FSSC 22000 Version 6
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FSSC 22000 Version 6: Schedule and changes

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HACCP | Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point | Awareness Training | South Africa

Jun 10 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 15 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 25 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 11 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
Online or Classroom | English
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R638 of 2018 | General Hygiene Requirements for Food Premises and Transport in South Africa | Training

May 03 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 05 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 09 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 08 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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IFS Food Version 8 - All changes of the revision at a glance

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IFS AUDIT, IFS AUDIT CORONA
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IFS Action Plan: A helpful guide

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BRCGS Blended Audits & BRCGS Remote Audits

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REMOTE AUDIT, REMOTE
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Part 4: Remote Audits - Determine the technology

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REMOTE AUDIT, REMOTE
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Part 5: Remote Audits - Preparation

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LEBENSMITTELSICHERHEIT BRCGS AUDITPROTOKOLLE
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Food safety in times of Corona - New BRCGS audit protocols

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REMOTE AUDIT, REMOTE
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Part 6: Tips for conducting remote audits

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IFS AUDIT, IFS AUDIT CORONA
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IFS audits in times of Corona - Everything you need to know

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REMOTE AUDIT, REMOTE
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Part 3: Remote audits - Determine the Audit Method

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IFS Broker Version 3: What changes are coming?

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IFS Zertifikat IFS REZERTIFIZIERUNG
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IFS Recertification - What to do if no on-site audit can take place?

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IFS REMOTE ,AUDIT SPLIT AUDIT
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IFS Remote Audits & Split Audits

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REMOTE AUDIT, RISIKOBEWERTUNG
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Part 2: Is a remote audit the right choice? The risk assessment.

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Preventing Product Fraud: IFS Product Integrity Assessment (PIA)

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Part 7: Remote Audit - Follow-Up

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Version 3 of the BRC Storage & Distribution Standard published

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FSSC 22000: Significant changes in version 4

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GFSI updates criteria: What's in store with Version 2020?

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IFS Food Safety Checks - Everything you need to know

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How to conduct remote audits - Part 1: Audit objectives

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FSSC 22000 Remote Audits: Annex 9, Full Remote Audit Addendum & Remote Discussion

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Anchoring food safety in the corporate culture: This is how the new BRCGS Food Safety Culture Excellence Module helps you.

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GFSI , Global Food Safety Initiative
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A food safety culture: Global Food Safety Initiative publishes position paper

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IFS Food Standard Version 7 - Timetable and Changes

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BRC Food Version 8: New clauses and changes

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FSSC 22000 Version 5 - Significant changes and their background

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BRCGS Food Issue 9: New Clauses and Changes in this Revision

Packaging

Whether glass, sheet metal, plastic, cardboard or paper, primary or secondary - with DQS you have a certification company at your side that is familiar with both the production processes and the requirements of the clientele and regulatory authorities.

Our areas of expertise include certification according to internationally recognized standards for packaging safety and quality, especially for food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and other products with high demands on hygiene management.

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Jun 13-14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 18-19 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 30-Oct 01 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 30-31 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 14-15 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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HACCP | Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point | Implementation Training | South Africa

Jun 11-12 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 16-17 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 26-27 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 15-16 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 12-13 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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ISO 22000 | Food Safety Management System | Lead Auditor Practical Training | South Africa

May 20-23 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jun 18-21 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 22-25 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 05-08 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 16-19 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 21-24 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 25-28 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Dec 09-12 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
Classroom | English
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ISO 22000 | Food Safety Management System | Internal Auditing Training | South Africa

Jun 24-26 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 28-30 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 23-25 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 21-23 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Dec 09-11 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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Instructor Led Training

ISO 22000 | Food Safety Management System | Implementation Training | South Africa

Apr 22-23 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - May 21-22 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jun 13-14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 30-31 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 15-16 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 12-13 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 24-25 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 14-15 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Dec 05-06 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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ISO 22000 | Food Safety Management System | Awareness Training | South Africa

May 20 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jun 12 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 10 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 11 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 23 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 13 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Dec 14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
Online or Classroom | English
Instructor Led Training

FSSC 22000 | Food Safety Certification | Lead Auditor Training | South Africa

Jun 10-14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 16-20 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Dec 02-06 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
Classroom | English
Instructor Led Training

FSSC 22000 | Food Safety Certification | Internal Auditing Training | South Africa

May 27-29 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 19-21 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 18-20 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
Online or Classroom | English
Instructor Led Training

FSSC 22000 | Food Safety Certification | Implementation Training | South Africa

Jul 08-09 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 14-15 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
Online or Classroom | English
Instructor Led Training

FSSC 22000 | Food Safety Certification | Transition and Awareness Training | South Africa

May 08 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jun 04 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 04 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 03 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 07 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 12 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Dec 09 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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HACCP | Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point | Awareness Training | South Africa

Jun 10 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 15 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 25 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 11 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
Online or Classroom | English
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IFS PACsecure Version 2 - Changes in progress

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BRC PACKAGING VERSION 5, BRC PACKAGING 5
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BRC Packaging Version 5 published: Overview of new features

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BRCGS Packaging Materials Standard, BRCGS Verpackung
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What's new? BRCGS' Standard for Packaging - Issue 6

Consumer goods & HPC

Production, storage and transport of consumer goods are subject to the highest requirements in terms of quality, hygiene, and product safety. This applies in particular, but not only, to products that come into contact with the body, such as cosmetics and personal care products. Certification of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and quality and hygiene management systems is one of our core competencies. Manufacturers of cosmetic raw materials also find in DQS a competent partner for certification and auditing according to internationally recognized standards.

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IFS HPC Standard Version 2 published: The changes at a glance

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Quality and Safety in the Consumer Goods Industry: DQS is Partner of the iCompliance Initiative

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IFS HPC VERSION 3, IFS HPC 3
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IFS HPC Version 3 - Schedule and Changes

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Cosmetic GMP: Changes in the new version of the EFfCI certification system

Feedstuff

Safe feed is a prerequisite for safe and high-quality food of animal origin. In the last twenty years, the certification of feed manufacturers' quality management systems has gained enormous importance. It is not only the production of feed itself that is scrutinized: Suppliers of feed additives and special feeds are also increasingly required to prove the quality and safety of their products by means of a certificate.

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HACCP | Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point | Internal Auditor Training | South Africa

Jun 13-14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 18-19 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 30-Oct 01 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 30-31 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 14-15 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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HACCP | Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point | Implementation Training | South Africa

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ISO 22000 | Food Safety Management System | Lead Auditor Practical Training | South Africa

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ISO 22000 | Food Safety Management System | Internal Auditing Training | South Africa

Jun 24-26 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 28-30 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 23-25 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 21-23 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Dec 09-11 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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ISO 22000 | Food Safety Management System | Implementation Training | South Africa

Apr 22-23 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - May 21-22 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jun 13-14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 30-31 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 15-16 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 12-13 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 24-25 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 14-15 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Dec 05-06 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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ISO 22000 | Food Safety Management System | Awareness Training | South Africa

May 20 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jun 12 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 10 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 11 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 23 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 13 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Dec 14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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FSSC 22000 | Food Safety Certification | Lead Auditor Training | South Africa

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FSSC 22000 | Food Safety Certification | Internal Auditing Training | South Africa

May 27-29 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 19-21 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 18-20 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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FSSC 22000 | Food Safety Certification | Implementation Training | South Africa

Jul 08-09 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 14-15 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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FSSC 22000 | Food Safety Certification | Transition and Awareness Training | South Africa

May 08 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jun 04 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 04 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Aug 14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 03 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 07 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 12 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Dec 09 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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HACCP | Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point | Awareness Training | South Africa

Jun 10 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Jul 15 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Sep 25 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Oct 14 , 2024, 08:00-16:00 - Nov 11 , 2024, 08:00-16:00
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