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B Regulatory background

With GS1 traceability, all stakeholders, including consumers and regulators, benefit from the transparency that comes with access to accurate and dynamic information about their food products—where they come from, where they have been, how they have been handled along with answers to a host of other relevant questions.

Trading partners should understand relevant requirements for their markets.

Traceability with GS1 standards helps trading partners more easily comply with relevant regulatory requirements in their market.

B Regulatory background - Image 0 Note: The following locations and examples are not an exhaustive list.



Name of Regulation


Australia/New Zealand

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand

Food Standards Code


Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA)


European Food Safety Authority

EU General Food Law

EU GMO Labelling


Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

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