Archive for foodstandards SmartBlogs
Mary Wilson is vice president of standards management for GS1 US. In this guest post, she imagines what life — or an industry — would be like without bar codes and explains how the foodservice industry is seeking same standards used for the retail and grocery industries.
While the bar code’s history dates back to the fifties, it wasn’t until the 1970s that the Universal Product Code became the grocery and retail industry’s standard for product identification.[…] Continue Reading »
Dennis Harrison is a senior vice president of GS1 US, leading the GS1 US foodservice industry engagement group. Harrison brings more than 35 years of industry experience in manufacturing, engineering and quality assurance to GS1 US. The Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative was launched in 2009 as an industrywide effort to streamline the supply chain, enhance product information and build a foundation for food safety and traceability.[…] Continue Reading »
It was in 2006 that we at UFPC and our fellow members of the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative felt it was time to address the data problems in our industry. Incomplete, inaccurate, manually updated product data slows down supply-chain transactions, No. 1, and more concerning, it may delay our response time when it comes to food safety.[…] Continue Reading »