GS1 Standards for Food Traceability Online Certificate

GS1 Standards for Food Traceability Online Certificate

The goal of this course is to prepare you for implementing business processes built on the foundation of GS1 Standards to track and trace food products at the case level for efficiency and safety. This course will introduce and explain key practices used for case-level traceability and provide guidance about how those practices can be implemented by your company, and with your trading partners.

To order 1 to 4 seats, select a seat quantity from the dropdown, click Add To Cart, and when prompted, provide details for each registrant who will fill the seats. For each registrant, please provide their first name, last name, a unique email address, phone number, and any additional details that our trainers may need to know for this registrant. If you are only registering on behalf of others, you do not need to enter your contact info until the checkout process begins. 

To order multi-seat packages for teams of 5, 10, 25, or 100 at a discounted rate, visit the volume pricing page.


Number of seats  Price Save
1 $450.00
5 $2,125.00  $125.00
10 $3,500.00 $1,000.00
25 $7,500.00 $3,750.00
100 $25,000.00 $20,000.00
    • $450.00
The goal of this course is to prepare you for implementing business processes built on the foundation of GS1 Standards to track and trace food products at the case level for efficiency and safety. This course will introduce and explain key practices used for case-level traceability and provide guidance about how those practices can be implemented by your company, and with your trading partners.

To order 1 to 4 seats, select a seat quantity from the dropdown, click Add To Cart, and when prompted, provide details for each registrant who will fill the seats. For each registrant, please provide their first name, last name, a unique email address, phone number, and any additional details that our trainers may need to know for this registrant. If you are only registering on behalf of others, you do not need to enter your contact info until the checkout process begins. 

To order multi-seat packages for teams of 5, 10, 25, or 100 at a discounted rate, visit the volume pricing page.


Number of seats  Price Save
1 $450.00
5 $2,125.00  $125.00
10 $3,500.00 $1,000.00
25 $7,500.00 $3,750.00
100 $25,000.00 $20,000.00
To assist fresh food supply chain partners to implement effective traceability programs, this online course offers 11 on-demand modules with step-by-step guidance to:
  • Help improve product visibility from source to consumption
  • Enhance food safety by leveraging unique product identification for quick and precise recalls
  • Improve consumer confidence and operational efficiencies by enabling supply chain visibility
  • Trading partners, from point of origin to point of consumption, can benefit from the material in this course.
For details on course modules, view the Agenda tab.

Earn a Badge - your GS1 Standards credential 
Did you know when you successfully complete a GS1 US certificate course, you can earn an important credential in the use of GS1 Standards? And you can add this new skill to your online resume with a GS1 US Badge and share it via social media. GS1 US certificate course badges are valid for three years from the date of issue. For more info, visit our Badging Program page

Have more questions and want to speak to a GS1 Standards for Food Traceability Online Certificate Course specialist? Please call 937-428-3796. Specialists are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST or Email us at training@gs1us.org

Please be advised that this content was created generally for GS1 Company Prefix holders. If you licensed a Single GS1 Identifier (i.e., GS1 US GTIN), we recommend evaluating this offering carefully to ensure its applicability to your business needs. The information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal or business advice.


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11 Web-based Modules – Learn at your Own Pace and Convenience

The course consists of the following 11 self-paced modules:

Module 1: GS1 Overview
How GS1 Standards make it possible to identify, capture, and share information automatically and accurately about products, business locations, and more 

Module 2: GS1 Standards in Fresh Foods
How the GS1 System of Standards can be applied for fresh foods

Module 3: Knowing Your Risk
What risks can be mitigated with the application of unique product identification in various fresh food categories

Module 4: Identify
Use of Global Location Numbers (GLNs), Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs), and Serial Shipping Container Codes (SSCCs) in traceability

Module 5: Capture
How to capture product data including extended attributes for items moving through the supply chain with GS1-128 barcodes

Module 6: Share
Use and benefits of Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), and Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) in traceability programs

Module 7: GS1 Standards for Supply Chain Traceability
How GS1 Standards are used to identify, capture, and share product visibility information

Module 8: Critical Tracking Events (CTEs)*
What business processes and activities should be tracked as part of your traceability program

Module 9: Key Data Elements (KDEs)*
Based on your supply chain role, what key data elements should be used when recording Critical Tracking Events

Module 10: Call to Action
Best practices for establishing and enhancing effective traceability programs

Module 11: Resource Module
Suite of tools and resources to support traceability implementations

*The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), in its 2009 Traceability (Product Tracing) in Food Systems Technical Report, defined Critical Tracking Events (CTEs) as “those events that must be recorded in order to allow for effective traceability of products in the supply chain;” these are “those instances where product is moved between premises, is transformed, or is otherwise determined to be a point where data capture is necessary to trace a product.” In its report, IFT also identified and recommended Key Data Elements (KDEs), which can be linked to CTEs and used to support product tracing.