The Quality Survival Standards includes two certifications: QSS and QSS+, each with a core set of nutrition and survival specifications*
Standard: 1: 1,800 CALORIES PER DAY
QSS-certified foods have at minimum 1,800 quality calories per person, per day (often more). And because calories from foods like sugary drinks have little nutritional value, QSS only measures calories from complete foods that contain complex carbohydrates.
Standard 2: 40g PROTEIN PER DAY
QSS-certified foods have a minimum of 40 grams of protein per person, per day to keep you energetic and alert when your survival depends on it.
Standard 1: 2,200 CALORIES PER DAY
QSS Plus-certified emergency foods give you at least 2,200 high-quality calories per person, per day—a lifesaver in disaster situations that demand extra exertion.
Standard 2: 50g PROTEIN PER DAY
For emergencies that keep you up and on the move, QSS Plus-certified foods provide 50 grams of protein per person, per day to help give you even more.
Why QSS? Calorie-Deficient Foods Are Out There—And They’re Dangerous
A surprising number of companies making survival food today are cheating customers out of precious calories and protein—some have even been taken to court over it.
To get your money they use deceptive tactics like advertising that an emergency kit will last a certain number of days even though there aren’t near enough calories inside to sustain you. On top of that, they include “empty” calories in their serving counts from ingredients devoid of nutrition like sugary drinks.