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Dairy, Deli, & Bakery

Improving product traceability to enhance food safety

The dairy, deli, and bakery industries are evolving to improve traceability processes to meet consumer expectations for safe and nutritious foods. GS1 US offers standards and solutions to support companies in addressing supply chain efficiencies, product tracing, food safety, and product recalls. Companies doing business in the dairy, deli, and bakery industries are
encouraged to adopt the following guidance:

U.S. Dairy, Deli, & Bakery Traceability Implementation Guide

The International Dairy, Deli, Bakery Association (IDDBA), the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), and GS1 US have worked together to publish the U.S. Dairy, Deli, & Bakery Traceability Implementation Guide to provide practical traceability guidance for industry-wide use.

Download the guide here.

Highlights include:

  • Recommended traceability practices from the processing facility to point of sale or service
  • Global Trade Item NumberĀ® assignment rules for unique identification; use of batch/lot numbers and the potential for case serial numbers; data encoding and capture recommendations
  • Best practices for maintaining traceability throughout the dairy, deli, and bakery supply chain
  • Dairy, deli, and bakery recalls, including definitions, principles, and recall steps

Learn More

The following GS1 US programs, educational materials, and events help companies in the dairy, deli, and bakery sector learn more and implement GS1 Standards: