GS1 data quality checker - insight into quality product data
In the framework of the Data Quality 2.0 programme, GS1 developed a system for performing checks. This is used for analysis of data contained in GS1 Data Source – the data quality checker.
Understanding product data quality
- All suppliers subscribed to GS1 Data Source should publish their data aimed at the Dutch market to the data quality checker (GLN: 8712345012021).
- Suppliers receive a weekly report that informs on their data quality based on validations established by industry representatives
- The data quality report is a GS1 service. It will assist you in understanding errors and their targeted correction.
What does the data quality report list?
The report provides an understanding of errors present in your product data contained in GS1 Data Source based on logical system checks.
Three types of issues are listed in the report:
- Errors – attributes containing incorrect information. Correct these errors as soon as possible.
- Announcements – reports resulting from recent changes. Amend data in these attributes a soon as possible to prevent these becoming errors.
- Alerts – the system cannot establish with 100% certainty whether the information contained in these fields is correct or not. Please check if the observation is correct.
New: product images
Since November 1st 2018 suppliers are obliged to add product images to GS1 Data Source for new and changed products, with the exception of private label products. Since the February release, the data quality checker checks whether images have been added in accordance with the new guidelines. Results are listed in the weekly data quality report.
Allergen information is still susceptible to errors. In order to remedy this problem, GS1 and Voedingscentrum have developed a tool – the allergen checker – which checks whether allergen information is listed correctly in the data base and whether it matches the ingredient declaration on the label.
What does this look like?