U.S. Foodservice Adopts New GS1 Standards to Improve Food Safety

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Company implements practices to improve traceability and make the food supply safer

FSE has been a great partner to U.S. Foodservice for many years and will play an important role in the success of this project

U.S. Foodservice—one of the nation’s leading food distributors to restaurants, schools, hotels, healthcare facilities and military installations—is a founding member of the Foodservice GS1 U.S. Standards Initiative and will continue to support it by implementing the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN). The implementation of GDSN Data Pool technology will enable the company and its vendors to synchronize product information and price data using standardized Global Location Numbers® and Global Trade Item Numbers®.

“We are committed to leveraging these new standards in tandem with our suppliers. The GS1 industry standards will improve food safety and traceability—from ‘farm to fork’—and streamline processes, which helps us reduce costs and deliver efficiency to our customers, so they can succeed,” said Pat Mulhern, president, Monarch Food Group, U.S. Foodservice. “GS1 ensures one version of product data enabling item data accuracy and more efficient warehouse inventory management.”

GS1 is a neutral, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve efficiency and visibility in supply chains. GS1 standards improve traceability on a global scale, making the food supply safer through quick and accurate identification of a food product’s origin.

U.S. Foodservice selected FSE Inc., as its GDSN Data Pool provider to assist that process.

“FSE has been a great partner to U.S. Foodservice for many years and will play an important role in the success of this project,” Mulhern added.

About U.S. Foodservice
U.S. Foodservice is one of the country’s leading foodservice distributors, offering more than 43,000 national, private label and signature brand items and an array of services to its more than 250,000 customers. The company proudly employs 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide who are poised to serve customers beyond their expectations. As an industry leader, with access to resources beyond the ordinary, U.S. Foodservice provides the finest quality food and related products to neighborhood restaurants, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities, hotels, government entities and other eating establishments. To find out how U.S. Foodservice can be Your partner beyond the plate®, visit http://www.usfoodservice.com.

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