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GS1 and the Irish Food Sector

Efficient supply chain management, incorporating GS1 standards provides a platform for creating an Irish Food Sector that is valuable, traceable, cost-effective and competitive. Achieving supply chain visibility and true traceability involves the implementation of a number of elements including:

  • Unique product identification at all packaging levels
  • Accurate, standardised product information
  • Efficient and automated business transactions and data exchanges
  • Electronic, standardised business forms and documents.

GS1 standards for traceability

Each of the above can be implemented through the use of various components of the GS1 system of standards namely:


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