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GS1 standards simplify the language of food so it can go from farm to fork both locally & globally.

The foodservice industry in SA and supply chains are known to be complex, dynamic, and consumer driven, but with the help of GS1 standards, the process becomes simplified.

GS1 helps users to speak a common language and begin to share trusted information, allowing for stronger communication between trading partners, which ultimately benefits consumers.

GS1 standards make it possible for all food companies to:


Speak the same language of both consumers & stakeholders.


Connect with each other & move their business forward.


Share accurate product information everyone can rely on.


Improve efficiency, food safety & product quality


Optimise supply & delivery processes, ensuring food is always fresh

GS1 Standards ensure food is fresh from farm to fork.

Not that long ago, shopping for fresh foods meant a trip to a physical store. Today’s consumers expect flexibility and the opportunity to make purchases digitally and on-the-go. Multiple paths to purchase, an increase in regulatory requirements—and a growing need for information about the food we eat—are creating complex supply chains that require accurate data.

However or wherever they shop, consumers benefit from improved food transparency and traceability, enabled by GS1 standards.


Identify ingredients

Product GTIN
Company GLN

GLN's are assigned to manufacturers, distributors, restaurants & retailers.


Capture data


GTINs identify products, along with a unique GS1 barcode.


Share products

GDSN Network

Product data like nutritional info & allergens is added, managed & shared with the GDSN.