Later this week, FoodLogiQ will participate in the GS1 US webinar, “Unlocking the Key to Interoperability and Traceability,” to demonstrate key findings from the pilot. Register for the webinaron Thursday, September 16 at 2 pm ET / 11 am PT to learn how blockchain and cloud-based traceability solutions can interoperate to exchange supply chain data using GS1 Standards. FoodLogiQ will collaborate in the live demonstration alongside pilot participants Beaver Street Fisheries, Envisible, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Norpac Fisheries Export, ripe.io, Walmart, and others. In addition, the event will provide a space for these pilot participants to discuss the significance of GS1 Standards and the crucial role they play in enabling system interoperability and traceability program success.
Advancing Supply Chain Interoperability across Food Traceability Systems
The GS1 US-led traceability pilot demonstrated that technical standards are essential in achieving interoperability amongst food entities and traceability solution providers. Participants utilized GS1 standards and GDST guidelines for traceability data exchange, regardless of if the data had been captured using distributed ledger, cloud-based, or blockchain technologies. The proof-of-concept expanded in 2021 after the successful completion of its first phase in June 2020, bringing in additional stakeholders, including solution providers and major food brands.
As stated by GS1 US in a recent press release, “The interoperability of these systems supports the movement toward more widespread supply chain digitization and supports future requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) section 204 food traceability rule. Using real-world data, the pilot demonstrated how EPCIS (Electronic Product Code Information Services), a standard for capturing and sharing event-based data, effectively connected two or more traceability systems. The pilot also established that standards were necessary to identify products, entities, locations, critical tracking events and key data elements to support the interoperability of systems.”
FoodLogiQ is proud of the collaborative work and conclusive findings achieved as a result of this traceability pilot, and looks forward to demonstrating the power of standards-driven interoperability across traceability solution providers in the upcoming webinar. Be sure to join FoodLogiQ, GS1 US and other key pilot participants in a riveting discussion and demonstration of the power of standards in enabling system interoperability and unlocking traceability across the supply chain.
Even if you can't make the live event, we recommend registering to receive a recording after the presentation.