Category Archives: Traceability

How to get GS1 compliant labels – in 89 simple steps

Over the past couple of weeks I covered the technical standards and aspects of GS1-Labels and the applicable standards for the food industry, as well as the physical challenges of printing and applying labels within the food industry. Well, it … Continue reading

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Labeling within a Food Production Facility

It seems that a lot of people enjoyed my post last week about general bar coding standards for the food industry. As a matter of fact, these standards are already widely implemented within some segments of the food industry. When … Continue reading

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Overview of barcodes in the Food Industry for dummies

A lot of companies approached me over the past few weeks about challenges they had with barcodes. While I wrote already a few items on the topic, I thought to write a general overview for people with the necessary resources … Continue reading

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Germany steps forward with interoperable traceability

Interoperable traceability is moving full steam ahead in Germany. Efforts which have been similar to PTI (Produce Traceability Initiative) and mpXML (Meat Traceability guideline) have evolved traceability to the next level. Retail case ready packages are marked with QR-Codes that … Continue reading

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Efficient Food Safety Systems

About 15 years ago I wrote the first time about automation of food safety tasks using computer systems. My work at the time had been incorporated in a book called “ISO-9000 in der Prozesstechnik” (ISO 9000 in Process Industries). There … Continue reading

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