Nutritional values or nutrients

The data quality reports of My Product Manager show that the lacking of nutritional values or incorrectly filling in the nutritional values are two of the most common and made mistakes. If there are nutritional values mentioned on the label, for example per 100 gram, per portion or reference intake, then this needs to be filled in. 

How can you see if your products contain this error? 

Check in the data quality report, which you can find in My Product Manager at “My Reports”, if there are products with the error or warning: ‘If preparationStateCode is used, nutrientBasisQuantity and nutrientBasisQuantityTypeCode SHALL be used’  or warnings related to the GPC code.

Follow the below steps to assign a GPC brick code correctly. This way, your product sheets will be visible to data recipients, even after the rerun.

How do you fix an error or warning?

This depends on the way you register or adapt your product sheets.

     

    Web interface My Product Manager

     STEP 1

    Log in to the web interface of My Product Manager with your login credentials and go to ‘My Products’. 

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    STEP 2

    Use the search function and enter the description, GTIN or brand of the product. To open the product sheet, click below ‘GTIN’ on the 14-figure GTIN of the product. 

    Next, click on ‘Edit data’ to edit the product sheet. 
     

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    STEP 3

    Go to the tab ‘Nutritional header’ or use the search function and enter ‘Nutritional header’. 

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    STEP 4

    Click on ‘Add new’ to enable the fields to fill in the nutritional information. If the fields are already available, proceed to the next step to fill in the nutritional information correctly

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    STEP 5

    Select in the field ‘Preperation state’ if the information is about a prepared or unprepared product. Select in the field ‘Nutrient basis quantity type code’ if the nutritional information is about a fixed value (100 gram, 100 milliliter or 1000 milliliter) or per portion. Fill in the field ‘Nutrient basis quantity’ the quantity to express the nutritional information. Fill in the field ‘Unit of measure’ the matching unit measure to express the nutritional information. 

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    STEP 6

    Tick at ‘Nutrients detail’ all nutrients that are mentioned on the label. If there is a nutrients missing, click in ‘Nutrients detail’ again on ‘Add new’ to consult the entire nutrients list. 

    Select in the field ‘measuring accuracy’ if the nutritional information is measured ‘Approximately’ or ‘Less than’. 

    To fill in the nutritional information of the nutrient, click in the field ‘Quantities’ on ‘Add new’. (For the nutrient Energy (ENER-), you have to repeat this step to fill in the quanity in kilo-calorie and in kilojoule.) 

    Fill in the field ‘quantity’ the quantity of the nutrient per specified fixed value or portion. 

    Fill in the field ‘Unit of measure’ the matching unit measure of the quantity of the nutrient per specified fixed value or portion
     

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    STEP 7

    Only fill in the field ‘Percentage daily recommended quantity’ if the field ‘Nutrient basis quantity type code’ has the value ‘Per portion’. 

    Does the label also mention nutrients per portion and is this information written full out in text? Then you need to fill in the field ‘Nutrient basis quantity descriptions’. Select in the field ‘language’ the language that is used to express the nutrients per portion

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    STEP 8

    Does the label mention a daily intake reference? Then you need to fill in the field ‘Daily value intake reference’. Select in the field ‘language’ the language used to express the nutrients per portion

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    STEP 9

    Click on ‘Save’ or ‘Validate & Next’ to verify and validate the edit and the entire product sheet. Are there any other errors and/or warnings? Then these need to be resolved as well

    STEP 10

    Click on ‘Validate and release’, the updated product sheet is now available for data recipients. 

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    STEP 11

    Verify after the release of the updated product sheet in the My Product Manager data quality report if the product sheet no longer shows an error and/or a warning. 

    Through another GS1 GDSN data pool or through a machine-to-machine connection

    STEP 1

    Log in to the user environment of your system and open the product sheet.

    To fill in the nutritional values, you first have to indicate if it is about a prepared or unprepared product, if it is being filled in for a fixed value or per portion and what the size of the fixed value or portion is. You can use the following GS1 GDSN attributes to do so:

    • ‘preparationStateCode’ to indicate if the nutritional values are filled in for a prepared or unprepared product; 
    • ‘nutrientBasisQuantityTypeCode’ to indicate if the nutritional values are filled in for a fixed value or per portion; 
    • ‘nutrientBasisQuantity’ to indicate the size of the fixed value or portion; 
      • ‘measurementUnitCode’ to express the matching unit measure. 

    Now, the nutritional values need to be filled in as they are mentioned on the label for the fixed value and/or portion. You can use the following GS1 GDSN attributes to do so:

    • ‘nutrientTypeCode’. Fill in a valid nutrient;
    • ‘measurementPrecisionCode’ to indicate if the available quantity is measured ‘approximately’ or ‘less than’; 
    • ‘quantityContained’ to fill in the quantity of the present nutrient;
      • ‘measurementUnitCode’ to express the matching unit measure. 

    *The list of codes with valid nutrients can be found in the Benelux model, which you can download here on the GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg website. 

    Does the label mention the nutritional values per portion and an intake reference (percent)? Then you need to fill in this information at the nutritional values for the portion size. You can use the following GS1 GDSN attributes to do so:

    • ‘dailyValueIntakeReference’ to fill in the intake reference; 
      • ‘languageCode’ to specify the language. 
    • ‘dailyValueIntakePercent’ to express the intake reference in a number.
    MEASURE
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    Make sure that the edit is saved and that the updated product sheet is available to data recipients by releasing or (re)publishing it to the data pool. 

    STEP 2

    After release or republishing, check the CIC messages and the My Product Manager data quality report if the product sheets shows any more errors and/or warnings. 

    Is anything unclear or do you have questions or problems?

    Contact the sector helpdesk

    fmcg-foodservice@gs1belu.org

    +32 2 229 18 88