Foodservice Leaders Share Call-to-Action for Complete and Accurate Data

Posted by IFMA January 25, 2018

Tagged in Foodservice Data Foodservice Trends GS1

Seventeen leading foodservice organizations have co-signed an industry call-to-action letter to focus on complete and accurate product data to help meet the demand for information transparency in today’s digital world. This effort is aimed at improving data sharing between trading partners as well as with consumers, and was coordinated by the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative.

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