May 14, 2012

Traceability, food safety focus of CPG industry track at GS1 Connect 2012

Traceability and food safety will be at the forefront of the fresh foods and consumer packaged goods (CPG) track at GS1 Connect 2012 coming up June 5-7 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Presented by GS1 US, the event will feature more than 40 educational sessions.

Debra Noyes, IT change management process owner at Johnsonville Sausage and co-chair of the GS1 Connect fresh foods/CPG group, said attendees will learn more about using GS1 traceability Standards and hear from end users representing “every aspect of the supply chain.”

Topics to be addressed include:

-How GS1 standards support traceability and food safety.

-The emergence and importance of data quality, data governance and mobile commerce.

-Benefits of the GS1 DATABar and adoption process.

-Lessons learned and best practice recommendations from the Produce Traceability Initiative.

-Impact of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

-GS1 U.S. collaboration with the Institute of Food Technologists.

“Industry-wide adoption of GS1 Standards is critical to improving food traceability and safety,” said Angela Fernandez, senior director of industry engagement at GS1 U.S. “GS1 Connect will offer specific examples and guidance on how to integrate traceability across the supply chain and leverage existing investments in GS1 Standards.”

For more information about the fresh foods/CPG track, click here.


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