GLOBAL TRADE ITEM NUMBER (GTIN)
The Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) is intended for use in transport and logistics processes. It provides a unique serial number that can be used to identify the logistic units in a shipment. The SSCC can be used to identify pallets containing packaged products, as well as bulk units such as containers, bags, sacks, etc.
- production date
- packaging date
- use by date (= expiration date)
- best by date (= best before date) or
- sell by date.
The most important GS1 approved data carriers used for fish traceability are EAN/UPC, GS1-128, GS1 Databar and GS1 2D symbols such as GS1 Datamatrix.