To onboard and use IBM Food Trust™, food product suppliers register, upload, and share the following data types (additional data types are supported but not required):
- Unique product identifiers - Can include GS-1 GTINs or IBM Food Trust product identifiers, mapping from GTINs to SKUs and UPCs, and product descriptions. If you do not have a GS-1 identifier for a product, you can choose to register for an IBM Food Trust product identifier in the Onboarding module.
- Unique location identifiers - Can include GS-1 GLNs, IBM Food Trust facility identifiers, and location descriptions, such as facility type, number, address, and contact information. If you do not have a GS-1 identifier for a facility, you can choose to register for an IBM Food Trust facility identifier in the Onboarding module.
- Lot or batch identifier - The lot or batch number that uniquely identifies the shipment for the product instance.
- Events - Must include a time and date stamp and references to any Purchase Orders, Despatch Advice (DA), EPCIS Events (with lot number), receiver Disaggregation and Observation events, processor Disaggregation, Aggregation, Observation and Transformation events, and shipper Aggregation and Observation events.