Fruits and Vegetables

The fruit and vegetables business is a global business with suppliers from all parts of the world. The sector has made a clear decision to adopt the GS1 System to improve the efficiency of the supply chain.

As the fruit & vegetable industry faces its own complexities and specific requirements, GS1 in Europe created a common European framework together with business specialists from suppliers, retailers and association like FrugICom.


This expert group addresses all aspects of the Global GS1 system and applying it to the needs of the fruit and vegetable industry.

This framework consists of specific guidelines and implementation material for the industry and its stakeholders, being growers, packers, traders, retailers and food service providers in Europe as well as for their international trading partners. The overall aim is to support efficient supply chain processes and ensure food safety.

Current focus topics are:

  • GTIN Allocation
  • Barcodes & Labelling
  • Master Data/GDSN
  • Processes & EDI
  • Traceability


For further information you can contact Klaus Förderer (GS1 Germany) and Albert Arbonés (GS1 Spain). 



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