ISO/IEC approves EPCIS standard for traceability and anti-counterfeiting

GS1 EPCIS and Core Business Vocabulary (CBV) standards for event-based supply chain visibility ratified by ISO JTC and IEC. Sept 2015.

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).

GS1 to use Google Glass to showcase latest innovation in barcode scanning at Mobile World Congress

GS1 have announced they will demonstrate the power of barcode scanning in mobile devices using the Google Glass platform. This will be showcased at the industry’s largest mobile event, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Feb 2014.

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.