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GS1, UDI, FDA, GHS Compliance & More: Why a Standard Barcode?


The case for a standard barcode is simple: you need your barcode to work.


By working with a company that’s a GS1 US Solution Partner, you can rest assured that your barcode and unique numbers will be accepted by most major retailers and distributors around the globe. And since barcodes are used on virtually everything in all industries, a standard barcode is highly recommended.


Unique Device Identification (UDI) is a compliance initiative from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designed to help mark and identify medical devices in the healthcare supply chain. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to help facilitate patient safety and bring efficiencies within the medical field.


To learn more about UDI compliance and how it impacts you, check out the links below for more information.


GS1 Standards

Steps for a Successful UDI Compliance

Label Compliance: What you need to know

Compliance and Nutritional Labeling Solutions

GHS Compliance

In June 2018, AB&R® officially became a GS1 US Solution Partner to support the adoption, enablement, and implementation of GS1 Standards. This partnership allows us to improve how companies across the country store and transfer data by using the standards developed by GS1.


Source: GSMP Manual

Ever wonder what the barcode has done for you? Check out the video that explains how barcode standards have impacted all aspects of your life.

Source: GS1 YouTube Channel

About GS1

In 1973, industry leaders selected a single standard for product identification known as a GS1 barcode. Today, that same standard is still used across the globe.[1]


The Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) is a community-based forum of businesses working together to develop standards-based solutions. GS1 is a participant of GSMP and plans an important role in the development of standards-based solutions for the supply chain. Implementing a GS1 standard or guideline involves a 4-step consensus-driven process to ensure all members of the GSMP community has the opportunity to review and approve each deliverable.


[1] https://www.gs1.org/about/how-we-got-here

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