Sharing label information with third parties
An increasing number of parties are interested in using GS1 Data Source label information. GS1 is willing to respond to this demand for more widely avalable data beyond retail only, in order to supply product data to consumers, among others. Our terms and conditions have been adapted in order to facilitate this.
How does it work?
- GS1 can make label information published to GS1 Netehrlands (data quality checker) to third parties using a new direct link. Data does not need to be published to them directly.
- Specific conditions apply for the use of data; for keeping data up-to-date among others. This ensures that data is not shared with third parties.
- A single system now allows suppliers to supply both clients and third parties with product data. They can arrange for the reliability of data themselves.
- Data owners may decide to exclude any party from using data at any time.
Voedingscentrum and RIVM are first users
Data for Voedingscentrum app
In the action plan food labelling the VWS minister (Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport) announced the development of a food app. The Voedingscentrum (The Netherlands Nutrition Centre) is developing this 'EtiketWijzer' app. The app is aimed at providing user-friendly information on nutritional values and contents of food marketed by suppliers in the Netherlands, to individual consumers.
The Voedingscentrum will use GS1 data in informing consumers on food using the food data bank and the new app being developed.
Data for RIVM research
The Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM: The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) protects and improves public health and living environment quality. RIVM is a knowlegde institute, advising authorities as independant advisor on science-based knowledge concerning health and the environment. The centrum Voeding, Preventie en Zorg (Food, Prevention and Care centre) is part of the RIVM, providing knowlegde on the correlation between food, lifestyle and health, among other themes.
This centre will use GS1 Data Source label information for research and policy support, for instance in the areas of food and supplement composition, food consumption, food safety, health and sustainability. These activities may be performed commisioned by the Dutch government.
Examples of products and research are the Food Consumption Survey (Voedselconsumptiepeiling VCP), the Monitor Redefinition (Monitor Herformulering HFM), the Dutch Food Table (Nederlandse Voedingsmiddelentabel NEVO), The Dutch Supplement Table (Nederlandse Supplemententabel NES) and research into serving sizes.
In the framework of the research aims, the following actions may be undertaken using label data: combining label information and data from other sources, aggregating label data in oder to judge product groups, use in online and paper questionaires, use in apps, publishing results in reports and online such as NEVO-online.
Suppliers maintain control
- If suppliers do not want their data to be used in the Voedingscentrum EtiketWijzer app or RIVM research, they can indicate this by mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating their GLN.
- The choice can be changed at any time. If you indicated earlier you do not want the Voedingscentrum to use your data, you can simply change this preference.
- Suppliers will be informed in a timely manner should a new party any new part want to use GS1 data using the new tool, if they meet requirements set by the industry. Suppliers can indicate their wish not to share data.
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