High-Tech Barcode Scanning’s Role in Boosting Supply Chain Efficiency
regulatory compliance. In the food industry, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act places a greater emphasis on product traceability from origin to distribution at supermarkets, restaurants and other consumer establishments. GS1, the global authority that sets international barcode standards, responded to these evolving needs with more robust barcodes that simplify the process of tracking specific product lots. With a greater level of detail, companies can respond to critical recalls and other product safety issues (not to mention individual customer questions) quickly and accurately.