2015 Foodservice GTIN/GDSN Sunrise

  • Manufacturer Sunrise Letter
  • Distributor Sunrise Letter
  • Steps to implement for Manufacturers
  • Steps to implement for Distributors
The foodservice industry has made the adoption of GS1 Standards a top priority to improve product information, efficiency, and food safety. Since 2009, the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative has been working to drive the adoption and implementation of GS1 Standards within the foodservice supply chain. Their goal is to have 75 percent of the foodservice industry (measured by revenue) using GS1 Standards by 2015.

In support of this goal, leading foodservice companies have joined efforts to accelerate the adoption of GS1 Standards in order to enhance food product information, such as nutritionals, 
improve traceability and food safety capabilities as well as
achieve supply chain efficiencies. 

2015 Foodservice GTIN/GDSN Sunrise 

  • The goal of the 2015 Foodservice GTIN/GDSN Sunrise is by 12/31/2015 have all products sold through the foodservice
    supply chain utilizing GTINs and GS1 barcodes and to utilize the GDSN as the industry source for retrieving accurate, real time product attributes.
    – Case level barcoding
    – GDSN adoption for all products
  • Benefits: Provides the industry with core foundational data to drive sales and reduce costs through supply chain efficiencies, traceability, accurate product information, and enhanced food safety.
  • Adoption of GS1 Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) and barcodes for standardized product identification
  • Participation in the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) to enable the sharing of product information and attributes established as the industry source for retrieving accurate, real-time product attributes 

Education and Training


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