Food Service and Data Synchronization
The Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative seeks to facilitate GS1 Standards adoption in an effort to make the industry’s value chain more visible, secure, and sustainable with complete and accurate data.
Participants will be required to process, store and communicate Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) and Global Location Numbers (GLNs) Manufacturers. The goals of the initiative are to drive waste out of the foodservice value chain, improve product information for customers, and establish a foundation for improving food safety and traceability that companies can choose to adopt.
Foodservice manufacturers, distributors, and operators are asked to consider adoption and implementation of the following GS1 Standards:
- Location Identification – Assignment of the Global Location Number (GLN) for manufacturer, distributor, and operator use, as applicable.
- Product Identification – Application of the Global Trade Item Number® (GTIN®) to foodservice products to ensure unique identification of individual products.
- Baseline product information (product attributes) to facilitate the aligned exchange of complete and accurate product information among manufacturers, distributors, and operators who voluntarily choose to adopt these attributes.
- Continuous real-time exchange of consistent, accurate product information among value chain partners through the GS1 Global Data Synchronization
The key to realizing these objectives is registering and synchronizing GTINs and GLNs via the Global Data Synchronization Network® (GDSN®) via a certified data pool. Liaison is a certified solution provider for 1SYNC, the pre-eminent data pool for GS1, and our affordable data sync solution can help small, medium, and large suppliers take advantage of this global data pool.