Guidelines for applications of GS1 markings to animal health products

Guidelines for applications of GS1 markings to animal health products

29/05/2020

Updated in 2020, this guideline was developed as a requirement, so that, when and where product identification is required, there will be consistency in the use of a data structure worldwide. This guideline specifies the use of GS1 application identifiers (AI’s) within a Data Matrix symbology for encoding the data. As appropriate, this document is based on the General GS1 Specifications.

HealthforAnimals has agreed on a unique worldwide identification principle for Animal Health products production batches. Unique identification provides opportunity to differentiate with an optical machine readable marking the batch throughout the supply chain and is a pre-requisite for traceability of Animal Health products from production to application. It will increase products security and give logistic advantages in the warehouses.