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.

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Readiness Program

Additionally, to support the industry in implementing the traceability guidelines, GS1 US has developed the GS1 US Dairy, Deli, & Bakery Traceability Readiness Program that includes educational webinars, interactive tools and resources, and a community of industry peers and standards experts with whom industry professionals can share industry best practices and discuss implementation challenges.

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Traceability Webinar

This free, 30-minute webinar is intended to help you understand how the GS1 US Dairy, Deli, Bakery Traceability Readiness Program can be your resource for creating or enhancing your traceability program.

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