Identification Standards OrganizationsA barcode symbol is simply a mechanism to convey data. Different applications and industries utilize standard definitions for the format and field definition for product, carton and shipment data identifiers. The following listing conveys the primary identification standard organizations.
www.gs1.org Global standards organization providing GS1 Company Prefixes to build UPC and other product/shipment identifiers. GS1 identifiers are the primary key used for retail, grocery, and healthcare industries.
Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMAC) http://www.gmaonline.org/
Coupon Information Corporation http://www.couponinformationcenter.com/
Food Marketing Institute http://www.fmi.org/
Association of Coupon Professionals http://couponpros.org/
Produce Marketing Association http://www.pma.com/