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Industry Initiatives

 
Implementation Guideline

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, the International Dairy Foods Association, and GS1 US developed an implementation guideline for leveraging GS1 global standards for traceability business processes in the dairy, deli, and bakery supply chain. The Traceability for Dairy, Deli, & Bakery US Implementation Guideline is available at GS1 US.

The guide was developed with input from industry stakeholders to provide best practice recommendations to help dairy, deli, and bakery manufacturers, exporters, wholesalers, suppliers, distributors, retailers, foodservice operators, and service providers improve product traceability processes by leveraging GS1 Standards.

The guidelines apply to all types of dairy, deli, and bakery products, demonstrating precise "how to" instructions for product identification, use of batch/lots numbers, barcodes and other standards needed for traceability processes. It also includes a section on recalls with steps supply chain participants can follow should a product withdrawal or recall occur.

Get the Implementation Guide