Allergen Statement

Textual description of the presence or absence of allergens as governed by local rules and regulations, specified as one string.

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The GS1 Web Vocabulary collects terms defined in various GS1 standards and data systems and made available for general use following Linked Data principles. It is designed as an extension to and, where relevant, mappings and relationships arising from that vocabulary are made explicit.

The initial focus of the GS1 Web Vocabulary is consumer-facing properties for clothing, shoes, food beverage/tobacco and properties common to all products.

This includes properties related to EU 1169 as defined in the GDSN and GS1 Source Standards. In addition, the vocabulary includes the definition of parties and of a product offer (a product offered by a party for a price). Properties and their definitions come from existing GS1 standards including GDSN, GS1 Source and GPC. Exceptions to this rule include the definition of Offer which does not exist in any of the above standards.

New terms are developed and ratified according to the Global Standards Management Process. Terms may be suggested and commented on in the vocabulary’s GitHub repository .

The GS1 Web Vocabulary was originally developed as the primary output of the GS1 SmartSearch standard but it now fulfils a broader remit. The  GS1 SmartSearch standard enables businesses to benefit from:

  • More accurate search results for consumers to find the products and information they need.
  • A lower bounce rate, i.e. people landing on a page and immediately navigating away as it's not relevant to them.
  • Improved conversion rate from visits to sales.
  • Improved, accurate online product information.
  • Shared product information via consumer-facing mobile devices and websites, which ultimately drive sales.

Further information and support tools for the GS1 SmartSearch are available.

The GS1 Digital Link standard makes it possible to express any set of GS1 identifiers as a Web URI and therefore the identified item can be the subject of machine-readable facts and assertions made about it. The GS1 Web Vocabulary includes the link types used in GS1 Digital Link to annotate links to related resources, such as product information pages, instruction manuals, related videos, certification information, brand owner APIs, traceability information and more.

Terms from Scan4Transport cover extended address information suitable for deliveries, especially 'last mile' deliveries.




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Additional Product Classification Code Descriptionrdf:langStringA description related to the additional product classification code value.
Additional Product Descriptionrdf:langStringAdditional variants necessary to communicate to the industry to help define the product. Multiple variants can be established for each GTIN for e.g. Style, Colour, and Fragrance .
Additive Namerdf:langStringThe name of any additive or genetic modification contained or not contained in the product .
Address Localityrdf:langStringText specifying the name of the locality, for example a city.
Province State Coderdf:langStringText specifying a province or state in abbreviated format for example NJ.
Alcoholic Beverage Sub-regionrdf:langStringA legally defined geographical region where the grapes for a wine were grown also known as an appellation. It is recommended to populate this property with an ISO 3166-2 code to indicate country and subdivision.
Allergen Specification Agencyrdf:langStringThe agency or other organization that defines or manages the criteria for allergen containment.
Allergen Specification Namerdf:langStringFree text field containing the name and version of the regulation or standard that defines the criteria of allergen containment.
Authenticity Security Feature Instructionsrdf:langStringProvides human-readable instructions about how to locate a physical security marking and read a value from it.
Award Prize Descriptionrdf:langStringText that describes the awards won.
Award Prize Juryrdf:langStringFree text listing members of the jury that awarded the prize.
Award Prize Namerdf:langStringThe name of a prize or award which the product has received.
Brand Namerdf:langStringThe brand name of the product that appears on the consumer package.
Catch Zonerdf:langStringFree text field describing the sea zone from which the product was caught in.
Certification Agencyrdf:langStringName of the organization issuing the certification standard or other requirement being met.
Certification Standardrdf:langStringName of the certification standard. Free text. Example: Egg classification .
Certification Valuerdf:langStringThe product's certification standard value. Example:4.
Cheese Maturation Period Descriptionrdf:langStringA descriptive way to specify a date range as some cheeses are matured over a period of time, but not an exact period. For example 3 to 4 weeks, over 1 year etc. The term maturation is also known in other markets as Aged.
Clothing Cutrdf:langStringSupplemental information to indicate the clothing cut or silhouette make of the garment. For example, silhouette details for a pair of jeans such as boot cut, or loose fit, comfort fit.
Collar Typerdf:langStringA free text description of the type of collar on the garment.
Colour Descriptionrdf:langStringA description of the colour of an object.
Consumer Package Disclaimerrdf:langStringAdditional information that should be used in advertising and in displaying.
Consumer Safety Informationrdf:langStringInformation on consumer safety regarding the product.
Consumer Storage Instructionsrdf:langStringExpresses in text the consumer storage instructions of a product which are normally held on the label or accompanying the product. This information may or may not be labelled on the pack.
Consumer Usage Instructionsrdf:langStringFree text containing the usage instructions of a product, which are normally held on the label or accompanying the product. This information may or may not be labelled on the pack.
Contact Titlerdf:langStringThe job title of the person that can be contacted for example Manager.
Contact Typerdf:langStringThe function or role of a contact for example Customer Support.
Country Of Origin Statementrdf:langStringA description of the geographic area the item may have originated from or has been processed.
Cross Streetrdf:langStringA street intersecting a main street (usually at right angles) and continuing on both sides of it.
Departmentrdf:langStringThe name of a division of an organization dealing with a specific activity
Descriptive Sizerdf:langStringAn alphanumeric size factor the brand owner wishes to communicate to the consumer. IE Jumbo, Capri, Full Length, Maxi.
Diet Type Descriptionrdf:langStringFree text for indication of diet not stated in the list of diets.
Diet Type Sub-coderdf:langStringIndicates a set of agreements or a certificate name that guarantees the product is permitted in a particular diet. A diet type subcode is a subclassification of a specific diet type. For example, Pareve is a diet type subcode of Kosher.
Duty Fee Tax Descriptionrdf:langStringA description of tax type for example Taxes sure les supports audio.
Exclusion Descriptionrdf:langString A text description of any products, brands, or categories that cannot be used with the offer
Fish Typerdf:langStringThe type of fish for example Sea bass.
Functional Namerdf:langStringDescribes use of the product or service by the consumer. Should help clarify the product classification associated with the GTIN.
GPC Category Descriptionrdf:langStringA description of the code specifying a product category according to the GS1 Global Product Classification (GPC) standard.
Health Claimrdf:langStringA description of health claims according to regulations of the target market.
Included Accessoriesrdf:langStringAny included object or device not part of the core product itself but which adds to its functionality or use.
Ingredient Namerdf:langStringFree text field describing an ingredient or ingredient group. Ingredients include any additives (colourings, preservatives, e-numbers, etc.) that are encompassed.
Ingredient of Concernrdf:langStringIndicates a claim to an ingredient, considered to be a concern for regulatory or other reasons, and which is 'contained' within the product but may not need to specify the amount whether approximate, or an accurate measurement be given.
Ingredient Statementrdf:langStringInformation on the constituent ingredient make up of the product specified as one string.
Meat Poultry Type Coderdf:langStringThe fish, meat, or poultry type for this food and beverage item.
Number of Servings Range Descriptionrdf:langStringA free text field specifying a range for the number of servings contained in the package.
Nutritional Claim Statementrdf:langStringFree text field for any additional nutritional claims.
Offer Descriptionrdf:langStringA description of the offer including goods or services offered for sale or use.
Offer Restriction Descriptionrdf:langStringA description of what the offer is restricted to, relative to all other offerings by the issuer, for example payment restrictions, subscription required, new customers only.
Preparation Consumption Precautionsrdf:langStringSpecifies additional precautions to be taken before preparation or consumption of the product.
Preparation Instructionsrdf:langStringFree text providing instructions on how to prepare the product before serving.
Product Descriptionrdf:langStringAn understandable and useable description of a product using brand and other descriptors. This attribute is filled with as little abbreviation as possible, while keeping to a reasonable length. This should be a meaningful description of the product with full spelling to facilitate message processing. Retailers can use this description as the base to fully understand the brand, flavour, scent etc. of the specific product, in order to accurately create a product description as needed for their internal systems. Examples: XYZ Brand Base Invisible Solid Deodorant AP Stick Spring Breeze.
Product Feature Benefitrdf:langStringElement for consumer facing marketing content to describe the key features or benefits of the style suitable for display purposes.
Product Form Descriptionrdf:langStringThe physical form or shape of the product. Used, for example, in pharmaceutical industry to indicate the formulation of the product. Defines the form the product takes and is distinct from the form of the packaging.
Product Marketing Messagerdf:langStringMarketing message associated with the product. Consumer-friendly marketing detailed description of the product.
Product Namerdf:langStringConsumer friendly short description of the product suitable for compact presentation.
Product Rangerdf:langStringA name, used by a Brand Owner, that span multiple consumer categories or uses. E.g. (Waist Watchers).
Production Variant Descriptionrdf:langStringFree text assigned by the manufacturer to describe the production variant. Examples are: package series X, package series Y.
Provenance Statementrdf:langStringFree text description of the region or place the product originates from. This is to be specifically used to specify areas such as cities, mountain ranges, regions. Examples: Made in the Thuringen Mountains, Made in Paris, From the Napa Valley.
Qualifying Brand Namerdf:langStringIf specified, the discount is only available when purchasing a product from one of the brand names specified via this property.
Qualifying Product Category Descriptionrdf:langStringIf specified, the discount is only available when purchasing a product from categories specified in this free-form text field.
Qualifying Sub-brand Namerdf:langStringIf specified, the discount is only available when purchasing a product from one of the sub-brand names (specified product ranges for a given brand) specified via this property.
Regulated Product Namerdf:langStringThe prescribed, regulated or generic product name or denomination that describes the true nature of the product. For example for a food product in order to distinguish it from other foods according to country specific regulations.
Responsibilityrdf:langStringText further specifying the area of responsibility of the trade contact.
Season Namerdf:langStringElement defines the season applicable to the item for example Winter.
Serving Size Descriptionrdf:langStringA free text field specifying the serving size for which the nutrient information has been stated for example: per 1/3 cup (42 g).
Serving Suggestionrdf:langStringFree text field for serving suggestion.
Street Addressrdf:langStringThe street address expressed as free form text. The street address is printed on paper as the first lines below the name. For example, the name of the street and the number in the street or the name of a building.
Style Descriptionrdf:langStringAn attribute that classifies products that share many of the same characteristics (attribute values) that does NOT vary by GTIN, and are presented by the supplier as a single merchandise selection for the buyer.
Sub-brand Namerdf:langStringSecond level of brand. Can be a trademark. It is the primary differentiating factor that a brand owner wants to communicate to the consumer or buyer. E.g. Yummy-Cola Classic. In this example Yummy-Cola is the brand and Classic is the sub-brand.
Textile Material Contentrdf:langStringA description of the material composition used in conjunction with the material percentage.
Textile Descriptionrdf:langStringThis provides a name or brief description of one material contained within the product, for example Rayon.
Textile Material Thread Countrdf:langStringThe quality of material (fabric) of a product based on the total number of vertical and horizontal threads in one square inch.
Variant Descriptionrdf:langStringFree text field used to identify the variant of the product. Variants are the distinguishing characteristics that differentiate products with the same brand and size including such things as the particular flavour, fragrance, taste.
Vintnerrdf:langStringThe person hired by a winery or wine company who is responsible for many of the processes in the preparation, taste and quality of the wine produced. The science of wine making is referred to as oenology. The vintner is the oenologist.
Warning Copy Descriptionrdf:langStringWarning information is additional information that outlines special requirements, warning and caution information printed on the package.
Warranty Scoperdf:langStringThe description of warranty available for the product. Allows for the representation of the same value in different languages but not for multiple values.