Tag Archives: GS1

Horsemeat traceability

I have been following the news about the horsemeat scandal that has hit Europe over the last few weeks. I find the outrage as well as the potential remedies mostly funny, in any case completely detached from reality. We as … Continue reading

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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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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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GS1 compliant software solutions

I don’t really know what happened this week. We are between the holidays and people left and right of me have their challenges of being GS1 compliant. It must be that time of the year, where people get around to … 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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