The 13th of December 2014, enters the EU Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 in full force. Then the so-called regulation of food enters into force in Europe. The regulation applies to the information printed on the packageas well as also information that must be available to consumers through Distance shopping(E-commerce). Commodity Producers take care themselves that the regulation is followed on their product packaging, but the same regulatory requirements are also on the products available through a variety of Omni channels and these are mostly outside the commodity producer’s control.
This is where OPV comes into the picture. We offer GS1® Certified product data management via the global GDSN® as well as media management system OPV System®, for storage and distribution of images and product according to, among other things (EU) 1169/2011.
(EU) No 1169/2011 Compliance
The name of the food
The list of ingredients
Any ingredient or processing aid listed in Annex II or
derived from a substance or product listed in Annex II
causing allergies or intolerances used in the manufacture
or preparation of a food and still present in the finished product, even if in an altered form
The net quantity of the food
Any special storage conditions
and/or conditions of use
The name or business name and address of the food business operator referred to in Article 8(1)
Instructions for use where it would be difficult
to make appropriate use of the food in the
absence of such instructions
A nutrition declaration
All food must have an identity key (there are exceptions, such as single items, etc.) in the form of a GTIN code. This code is important for M2M communications to Omni channels.
The country of origin or place of provenance where provided for in Article 26
With respect to beverages containing more than 1,2 % by volume of alcohol, the actual alcoholic strength by volume
What do I, as OPV® Online customer, need to do?
OPV Online has of course support for (EU) 1169/2011. All fields that are mandatory regarding distance trade are available in OPV Online. We have of course also upgraded our OPV Web service so that all external systems, such as e-commerce, automatically can comply with (EU) 1169/2011 with the distribution of images, and product information through our systems.
As a commodity producer affiliated to OPVOnline, there are two approaches to provide OPV with the trade item information, depending on whether you are connected to GDSN® or not. OPV has access to the global GDSN®. This means that we are a recipient to GDSN® just like a Swedish Food Retailer. For a commodity producer connected to GDSN®, not to enter the data once again to OPV Online, we can import data from your chosen Home Data Pool, regardless of the Data Pool you have.
You are not connected to GDSN®, no problem. You can enter all the required Item Data directly in OPV Online’s GU-interface. The system has validation of all the mandatory fields to the (EU) 1169/2011.