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National Food Safety
Authority (NFSA)

Throughout the lifecycles of the various foodstuffs produced locally and globally, GS1 has always been there to track and trace each individual phase of food production. Together with Egypt’s National Food Safety Authority, every item of food, from its raw form all the way to the dinner table, is tracked with a GS1 GTIN, guaranteeing food safety and streamlining various phases of the supply chain.

In 2019, GS1 and the NFSA signed a Memorandum of Understanding, signifying GS1’s exclusive coding application to all foodstuffs and materials through the food and supplement supply chain. This mandates every supplier and seller to register their products and services with GS1’s global Data Matrix, and to obtain a GTIN and GLN for each item.

Why choose GS1 Egypt for your barcodes?

  • Complying with NFSA Regulations. (NFSA).
  • Identifying international unique barcodes for your products (GTINs).
  • Identifying international unique barcodes for your physical locations (GLN).
  • Providing NFSA with a Product Master database.
  • This database provides information about the known Manufacturers, Distributors, and Importer’s implementations using GS1 standards for :
    • Food & Supplements product identification (GTINs)
    • location identification (GLN)

Global Trade Item Number (GTIN)

Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) can be used by a company to uniquely identify all of its trade items. GS1 defines trade items as products or services that are priced, ordered or invoiced at any point in the supply chain.


GLN – Global Location Number …The Single Source of Information for Locations

What is a Global Location Number (GLN)?

The GLN is the GS1 Identification Key used for any location (physical, operational, or legal) that needs to be identified for use in the supply chain.

In today’s world, accurate location information is more important than ever before, especially when multiple account numbers are being utilized by your trading partners. With accurate location information and a proper hierarchy, the GLN Registry™ becomes the “single source of place at the right time and that your contracts and rebates are being executed correctly. The GLN Registry is a subscription-based web solution that provides a comprehensive list of participating companies in the Egypt with their corresponding Global Location Numbers and GLN information. The GLN Registry serves as the single source for location information, enabling subscribers to access up-to-date, reliable location information for Back-House, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and retail to improve the accuracy of their supply chain activities.

What support can I expect from GS1 Egypt?

  • GS1 Egypt is extremely valuable partners in the GS1 implementation process.
  • We provide information, expertise, and experience as well as education and support to help with navigating implementation. GS1 Egypt GS1 Egypt’s has good network to facilitate contact with government, professionals, associations, etc.
  • We have local Healthcare User Groups to share knowledge and experience. Support may be via:
    • Conferences and events, case studies and reference materials
    • Training and education for your team, including regular free webinars on getting started with GS1 implementation.
    • Implementation assistance including project management and expert consultants who can help you to check your organization’s readiness and work with you to develop your implementation plan.

Leading Egyptian companies implement our GS1 standards- based traceability solution to ensure supply chain efficiency. Some of our clients

Leading Egyptian companies implement our GS1 standards- based traceability solution to ensure supply chain efficiency. Some of our clients

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