Product safety, traceability, product information sharing and product recalls. These are some of the benefits of GS1 standards in foodservice.

GS1 standards enable Foodservice companies to improve food safety and traceability, share accurate product information throughout the value chain, and streamline product recalls.

GS1 standards in Foodservice

At a time when there are increasing demands, both from authorities and consumers, for transparency regarding product information, GS1 standards ensure that suppliers and buyers speak the same language. If you’re active in the Food Service industry and often get questions from consumers about products and their content and origin, GS1 standards can help you easily share valuable information. While giving the consumer what it wants, you can at the same time make sure to streamline your flows and create security and transparency throughout the product cycle.

Discovery App

With the GS1 Discovery App, you can easily and interactively explore GS1 standards in practice throughout the supply chain.

Here you can track the journey of products from manufacturers to wholesalers and restaurant visitors. And discover how standards benefit your business.

Alcoholic beverages

GS1 standards are widely used in the trade and distribution of alcoholic beverages. Both to stores and in Food Service. GS1 has developed a model for the traceability of wine that is scalable all the way from the largest wine makers down to the small local grower. With the global and uniform standard, the beverage industry is taking further steps towards increased traceability and efficiency.

Standards in use

GS1 offers several different standards used in Food Service. Products and packaging are numbered with GTIN with extra information such as serial number, batch number and date. The product information is handled and shared through GDSN,which is the basic prerequisite for traceability and recalls. GDSN ensures that information about for example, allergens, nutrition and ingredients are updated. Pallets are numbered with SSCC in order to track delivery from producer to restaurant which in turn is identified by GLN. The marking of packages and pallets is done with GS1 barcodes. Based on GS1’s standard for Trade Item information, suppliers receive accurate information about product dimensions, weight, article number, durability and much more.

The trade item information is sent from supplier to customer using GS1 Sweden’s service Validoo. Many of the business transactions, for example orders, delivery notification and invoice, are made electronically based on GS1 Sweden’s business processes, ESAP.

Be a part the development

The development and maintenance of all GS1 standards is carried out in close cooperation with our customers. If you are active in the Food Service industry and would like to participate in developing our standards, solutions and services, you are welcome to participate in one of our national or international user groups. GS1’s user groups give you as a participant the opportunity to influence standards and processes – while gaining inspiration, knowledge and a broader understanding.

User Groups

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