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GS1 US Standards in Foodservice: Get Ready…The Time Is Now!

The “business of food” is changing fast...the business models used just a few years ago no longer provide the efficiencies needed today; and increased consumer demand for product information regarding allergens, nutrition and food safety, including recent government regulations, all underscore the need for a common standards-based system to identify, capture and share accurate and timely product information.


10/12/16 - 3pm ET 

What's New in the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative

The foodservice industry is rapidly changing and so is the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative. Join us for a live 30-minute webinar to learn about the important work being done by manufacturers, distributors and operators as they are collaborating to improve data quality, traceability and data synchronization via the GDSN. With new efforts underway, don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you can get involved, what educational opportunities are available for your organization and how you can help shape the future of the foodservice industry by having your voice heard and your company’s perspective represented in the discussions in 2016!


 2017 dates coming soon

Getting Started

Foodservice On-Demand Education (Online)

  • Foodservice - GS1 Standards in Foodservice
    This video gives an introduction to the many ways GS1 Standards are being leveraged in the Foodservice Industry. Whether you are a manufacturer, operator or distributor this 10-minute video will introduce you to the many benefits of standards usage in your business.
  • GS1 Standards - Company Prefix
    Learn about the GS1 and U.P.C. Company Prefix in this 18-minute animated training course.

Standards Benefits

  • Foodservice - Are You Ready for the Sunrise?
    The foodservice industry has made the adoption of GS1 Standards a top priority to improve product information, efficiency, and food safety. The goal of the 2014 Foodservice GTIN/GDSN Sunrise is by 12/31/2014 have all products sold through the foodservice supply chain utilizing GTINs and GS1 barcodes and to utilize the GDSN as the industry source for retrieving accurate, real time product attributes.
  • Foodservice - The Standards Advantage
    Accurate product information, optimized supply chain efficiency and enhanced food safety are critical in the changing foodservice landscape. Hear from industry experts on the benefits of GS1 Standards for your company and why they should be an important part of your supply chain strategy.

Identifying your products (GTIN)

  • GS1 Standards - Global Trade Item Number
    Learn how to identify products in this 40-minute animated video. Follow along with Aiden as he educates you about Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) structure, what GTINs are used for and how they apply to your business.
  • GS1 Standards - Barcoding your Foodservice Products
    In this 10-minute video you will learn how barcodes are created and used as well as which barcodes are the most prevalent in the Foodservice industry.

Identifying your locations (GLN)

  • GS1 Standards - Global Location Number for Foodservice
    In this video, you will learn about the Global Location Number (GLN) which gives trading partners the ability to uniquely identify locations (such as headquarters and manufacturing facilities) as well as functional entities (such as accounts payable) throughout the supply chain.

Sharing your data (GDSN)

  • GS1 Standards - Overview of Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN)
    In this webinar, the basics about GDSN including how product information flows from the Data Suppliers to the Recipient and how confirmation messages are returned from the Recipient to the Data Suppliers are discussed.
  • Foodservice GDSN Major Release Changes
    If you are sharing product data electronically with your trading partners, you want to be sure your solution/service provider and/or data pool/catalog is fully certified to support the non-backward compatible release of the Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®) scheduled to go live in May 2016. Learn about upcoming changes to the GDSN that will better accommodate the needs of Foodservice industry
  • How to Populate Food and Beverage Allergen Information in GDSN
    Allergen information provides product content descriptors to assist with informed food selections. This session will focus on the group of attributes used to convey Allergen information in the GDSN and what this means for Data Suppliers and Recipients.
  • How to Populate Food and Beverage Diet Type Information in GDSN
    Diet Type information allows end users and consumers to understand more about which foods can accommodate specific dietary needs, such as Kosher, Vegan, Celiac, etc. This webinar will focus on diet type information and how this information can be shared via GDSN.
  • How to Populate Food and Beverage Ingredient Information in GDSN
    Most food items are ingredients for various recipes. End users and consumers of the item seek to find this list of ingredients to better understand the product. This webinar will focus on ingredient information and how it can be provided through the GDSN.
  • How to Populate Food and Beverage Nutrient Information in GDSN
    Consumers and end users are looking for nutrient information to help them be better educated for their dietary and meal planning decisions. This informative session explains how nutrient information can be shared via GDSN. 
  • How to Populate Pack Size Information in GDSN
    What is pack size and why is it important? This webinar will explain how you provide this information on different products and why they are vital to data suppliers and recipients.
  • How to Populate Food and Beverage Preparation Instructions
    Preparation instructions provide information to end users and consumers about how the manufacturer recommends the item be prepared. This webinar will focus on how to populate preparation instructions in GDSN.
  • How to Populate Relevant Item Information in GDSN
    There are times in a product’s life cycle when it's important to know what other items may exist relevant to the product. These may be substitutes, equivalents, replacements, etc. Sharing this information with recipients allows them to expand their product offerings to consumers. This webinar will focus on how to populate information on these relevant items via GDSN.
  • How to Populate Serving Size Information in GDSN
    A product’s serving size information provides the consumer with how much of the product is to be consumed as a recommended serving. Learn how this information can be shared via GDSN.