Standards Organizations

Identification Standards Organizations

A 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.
GS1 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)
Coupon Information Corporation
Food Marketing Institute
Association of Coupon Professionals
Produce Marketing Association