Barcode – One Source of Truth
The ever-increasing complexity of food supply chain leads to emerging food safety challenges in Hong Kong. As over 90% of food consumed in Hong Kong relies on imports, food suppliers require a holistic approach to food safety and traceability, increase supply chain efficiency, manage risks, respond to food safety incidents, and conduct product recalls when necessary.
The GS1 identification key (barcode) provides access to information about a product/food. The barcode establishes as ‘one source of truth’ for all food products and locations in the supply chain, from manufacturers to the final point of purchase, to improve food traceability. They can also provide faster response to food recalls and outbreak of food-borne illness.
GS1 Global Traceability Standard (GTS)
GS1 Global Traceability Standard (GTS) are business process standard that improves the ability to track and trace food products through the supply chain. It is a building block for developing traceability systems, traceability assessments and auditing tools, industry or country specific traceability implementation guidelines.
GTS have been jointly developed by a community of:
- More than 73 industry experts from over 20 countries
- Retailers / suppliers / GS1 Member Organisations / solutions providers from different industries
- 800 companies from Asia, Europe and the Americas regions
- It is compliant with worldwide standards and requirements such as ISO 9001:2000, 22005:2007, IFS, BRC Global Standard, etc
Brand Protection - REAL Visibility
Empower owners and consumers with instant product authentication and traceability to ensure products are genuine and improve supply chain visibility
Drives business efficiency and safety with data intelligence like automated data capturing and real-time actionable insights throughout the entire operation flow.
Built on EPCIS, it helps businesses to address the demand for end-to-end traceability and build trust among supply chain stakeholders, e.g. from farm-to-fork.
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