Gene Carbonara of US Foods Discusses Progress on Image Standards
Over the past several months, a product image task group has worked to provide guidance on how foodservice products can be represented as digital images and transmitted through the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN). The goal is to establish standards for a recommended set of digital images related to case, each/item, raw/natural state, prepared/plated, and other formats. More than 30 manufacturer and distributor companies are represented on the task group, which is co-chaired by Gene Carbonara, senior director of operations at US Foods, and Eric Ginsburg, US data sync manager at H.J. Heinz Company. In a recent Q&A interview, Carbonara discussed the work of the task group and benefits of standards around product images.