Traceability in the Wine Industry

Traceability in the Wine Industry

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  • Date Submitted: 12/03/2008 11:30 AM
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Amal Benalioulhaj


(EAN•UCC System of standards- Former GS1-)

The wine supply chain has always been complex and fragmented, and with more distant suppliers and ever-more demanding customers, the unique characteristics of this supply chain bring challenges to implementing an effective traceability system
EAN International co-established the Wine Traceability Working Group in 2003 together with the British Wine and Spirit Association (WSA) and its French counterpart -Association Française des Eleveurs, Embouteilleurs et Distributeurs de Vins et Spiritueux (AFED). The objective was to adapt the GS1 System for its implementation by the wine industry to facilitate compliance with the traceability-related provisions of the General Food Law - Council Regulation.
These standards provide a common language of business used in retail trade and beyond. The standards are also a warranty of quality and protect the industry from counterfeit.
Effective wine traceability is based upon the accuracy of the information about the products contained in records held by the various supply chain partners.

What are EAN international and the GS1 system?

EAN International-Uniform Code Council (EAN-UCC) was a supply chain standards family name, formally the EAN.UCC System that included product barcodes which are printed on the great majority of products available in stores worldwide and electronic commerce standards. EAN International was the global office for the more than 100 Member Organizations around the world. In 2005 the organization changed its name to GS1.

GS1 is a global organization dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains globally and across multiple sectors. The GS1 System of standards is the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world.
GS1's main activity is the...

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