GS1 GoScan wins Consumer iAward

GS1 Australia
Monday, 12 August, 2013

GS1 GoScan has been awarded the national Consumer iAward. GS1 Australia and the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) received the award for the Services Domain category for ICT innovation.

“On behalf of the GS1 GoScan team at GS1 Australia and in collaboration with the AFGC, I am deeply honoured and very grateful to accept this high-profile award,” said GS1 Australia’s CEO, Maria Palazzolo.

“Winning the Vic iAwards Merit Recipient award in June this year was a huge recognition of the collaborative work done between industry, health professionals and GS1. Being awarded the national Consumer iAward demonstrates how key industry groups like GS1 Australia and the AFGC can lead the innovation and application of new technologies into traditional industries such as food and beverage.

“This award is a great achievement for consumers, health professionals and for everyone involved in the development of the app. This app is the only app available today that provides consumers with accurate product information from the manufacturer or brand owner. This can have a marked effect on many people living with allergies or special dietary requirements.”

Launched as a free download in March this year, GS1 GoScan is Australia’s first whole-of-industry endorsed smart device application that helps consumers determine if a food product suits their special dietary needs simply by scanning the barcode.

“This is a great example of industry working together to achieve an outcome above and beyond current labelling expectations and delivering a package that will be able to expand to meet future labelling requirements,” said AFGC CEO Gary Dawson.

Currently available for free download from the App Store, the GS1 GoScan app will also be available from Samsung Apps and the Google Play Store on 28 August.

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