Preparing together for theNew Era of Smarter Food Safety

U.S. FDA Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas discussed the importance of interoperability and tech-enabled traceability in his keynote for GS1 Connect: Digital Edition.

Call to Action! Join the GS1 US FSMA 204 workgroup

The U.S. FDA has announced the blueprint for a new era of smarter food safety. The four core elements are:

  • Tech-enabled traceability
  • Smarter tools and approaches for prevention and outbreak response
  • New business models and retail modernization
  • Food safety culture

GS1 Standards help industry to speak the same language to transmit product information across the supply chain and play a key role in tech-enabled traceability. Read a Q&A on the FDA's New Era of Smarter Food Safety regulations with Angela Fernandez, vice president of community engagement, GS1 US.

GS1 US Comments for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Proposed Rule for Additional Traceability for Certain Foods:

Since the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was enacted, the industry and GS1 US have continued to collaborate to enhance traceability processes by leveraging global standards and improving implementation guidance to serve the evolving needs of both the marketplace and the consumer. The filed comments, developed by the industry and GS1 US, focus on addressing the new principles and practices presented in the FDA’s proposed rule that are not commonly used in the marketplace today. These comments also include a number of overall observations as well as specific recommendations on the proposed rule. Please read the comments here.

Benefits of Traceability

Join the FSMA 204 Workgroup

Industry leaders, along with GS1 US, are coming together to determine how to leverage your existing investment in GS1 Standards to meet the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) 204 requirements. The FSMA 204 Workgroup will operate under the structure of GS1 US industry initiatives for retail grocery and foodservice.

Together, we will leverage GS1 Standards across the supply chain to address future FSMA 204 requirements.

To learn more, fill out the form below or view the flyer.

Request information

To participate your company needs to be a member in good standing in either GS1 US Retail Grocery Initiative or Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative. If you would like to join the workgroup, please fill out the form or email Kelly Kell at [email protected] on how to sign up for one of the initiatives in Apparel/General Merchandise, Retail Grocery, Foodservice, Healthcare.