The GS1 unique numbers are represented in data carriers that enable automatic capture of the data.

The red meat industry has determined that the GS1-128 bar code is to be used for carcase ticketing, carton labels and pallet labels. This bar coding supports attribute data as well as product identification.

Alternate GS1 Data Carriers such as GS1 Data Bar and radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are also available for use.

Applications include:

GS1 Barcoding

GS1-128 bar code