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Meat and Poultry

Working towards a safer and more efficient supply chain

Food safety, product tracing, and product recalls are among the top challenges for the fresh foods supply chain. GS1 US offers standards and solutions to enhance current business processes to address these challenges. To promote broader standards adoption, companies doing business in the meat and poultry industry are encouraged to adopt the following guidance:

GS1 DataBarâ„¢ Sunrise for Fresh Food Categories: January 1, 2014

GS1 US recommends that retailers, including those selling fresh foods in meat, poultry and fish categories, consider preparing point-of-sale hardware and software systems to scan and process GS1 DataBar barcodes and 14-digit Global Trade Item Numbers by January 1, 2014.

Meat and Poultry Industry Ecommerce

The Meat and Poultry B2B Data Standards Organization (mpXML) is pioneering the development and use of the standards that support ecommerce across all segments of the meat and poultry supply chain. Learn more about current food safety and other initiatives, and read the Implementation Guide for GS1 GDSN Data Alignment of Meat and Poultry Trade Items as well as the mpXML Traceability Guide published in June 2010 by visiting the mpXML website.

Learn more

The following GS1 US programs, educational materials, and events help companies in the meat and poultry industry learn more and implement GS1 Standards: