40 Years of Supermarket Barcode Scanning
From warehouse loading docks to small retail shops, workers engaged in the global supply chain and shoppers worldwide will hear the familiar beep of the GS1 barcode as many as 5 billion times in a day. Today, June 26th 2014 is the 40th anniversary of the first product to be scanned at a checkout with a GS1 barcode. Sharon Buchanan was the first cashier to scan a GS1 barcode at a Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio (USA).
Draft EU proposals to change regulations governing food and feed controls
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has announced a consultation calling on interested parties to express their views and opinions on draft EU proposals to change the regulations governing all official controls across the food and agriculture sectors. The draft regulations aim to strengthen the enforcement of health and safety standards and potentially affect all food businesses and those involved in the production, manufacture, supply and regulation of food, feed, live animals, plants and plant reproductive material.