New Zealand Food Safety needs to access current label information, including the ingredient and nutrient information, for packaged foods within the New Zealand food supply chain. This provides critical information to inform decision making for the development and monitoring of food policy and food standards as well as to conduct preliminary risk assessments and inform food survey sampling plans.
GS1 and MPI have been working together since March 2019. GS1’s On Pack Data Collection service provides New Zealand Food Safety with a strong representation of the current food supply, which helps them to monitor trends over time and to determine the extent to which issues may affect manufacturers and/or consumers.
Looking to the future, GS1 seeks to strengthen the relationship and is building additional features in response to the needs of New Zealand Food Safety and the food market. These future developments will include the ability to effectively analyse changes in the New Zealand food supply.