7 Milestones to Produce Traceability Implementation


Obtain GS1 Company Prefix and check out pricing information



Assign Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) to cases

Brand owners will assign 14-digit GTINs to every case configuration.  Best Practices for Preparing to Assign GTINs


Provide GTIN information to Buyers

Brand owners will provide their GTINs (and corresponding data) to their buyers.


Show human-readable information on cases

Packers are responsible for providing human-readable information on each case.



Encode traceability information in a GTIN and barcode

Packers are responsible for coding GTIN, lot number.



Read or scan and store information on inbound cases

Each subsequent handler of the case will have the systems and capability to read and store the GTIN and lot number from each case of produce received.

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Read or scan and store information on outbound cases