At GS1 we work with authorities and companies around the world to help address product and food safety.
Our standards enable tracking products across supply chains and tracing custody, making it easier to:
The increased number of safety regulatory requirements with regards to end-to-end supply chain visibility implies additional efforts from both companies and governments.
GS1 standards help consumer safety stakeholders implement systems that enable them to increase product safety.
The food industry is increasingly facing demands from consumers and authorities for more comprehensive information on food safety, food quality, provenance and harvesting processes. Traceability can provide a solution by adding an element of transparency and trust to food supply chains.
GS1 standards help trace fresh foods from farm to fork. Information can be easily shared throughout the supply chain and data can be retrieved to satisfy safety regulations.
Sharing accurate product information via consumer-facing mobile devices and websites builds trust and helps today's consumers make informed decisions.
Unique identification of products and the standardized exchange of data enable:
We partner with businesses, trade associations, industry groups, governments, regulatory agencies and NGOs to drive consumer confidence in food safety.
Read more here about how our standards make a difference when it comes to food safety.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
The OECD has created a Global Recalls Portal to bring together information on product recalls being issued around the world, on a regular basis, together in one place.
The portal includes information on mandatory and voluntary consumer product recalls which were issued by a governmental body and were made publicly available.
The Portal uses GS1’s Product Identification code (GTIN) to identify uniquely, unambiguously and internationally a specific product, and GS1’s Classification code (GPC) to leverage semantic technologies for smart searches. The use of GPC allows for the automation of recall reports by categorization.
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