Archive for GS1US SmartBlogs
Michele Southall is implementation director at GS1 US. In this guest post, she explains how the Food Safety Modernization Act is driving traceability and helping to increase food safety in all areas of the foodservice industry.
With foodborne illnesses affecting 48 million people every year, food safety is of paramount importance to consumers and companies in the food industry — whether that be a farm, fishery, ranch, food manufacturer, processor, distributor, logistics provider, retailer or restaurant.[…] Continue Reading »
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 »
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. I interviewed Ann Oka, senior vice president of supply management for Sodexo and a member of the Executive Leadership Committee for the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative, about the benefits and challenges of adopting the GS1 Standards and how they can improve relationships between operators and customers.[…] Continue Reading »
The Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals, formerly the Dietary Managers Association, comprises mainly foodservice directors, purchasers and other food professionals working in the health care industry, with the majority working in long-term care. As a result, food safety is our No. 1 issue. We decided to get involved with the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative primarily because of our industry’s need for better food-safety protocols.[…] 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 »