Advantages of 2D barcodes
Judith explains that there are advantages to digitizing information in respect of tracing, food safety, inventory management and food waste.
Type 2 Solutions, a supplier of software designed to generate 2D codes, is expecting fresh product information such as net weight, price, item number, expiry date and batch number to be included in the 2D code.
Fresh Foods – Fruit and Vegetables
Where fruit and vegetables are concerned, the country of origin, production date and time, and grower are also relevant.
The availability of more information in the retail system will make it possible, for instance, to automatically adjust the price one day before the sell-by date.
Or, on the basis of the product code, information pertaining to allergens can automatically be linked to the supermarket web shop, thus providing customers with up-to-date information.
Another example is the recall. Says Judith: “In the event of a recall, the number of products involved and where they are exactly can be established immediately on the basis of the batch number.”