Updates / Releases FMCG & Foodservice and validations rules

The data model and the associated validation rules form the standardized product sheet. They are changed 4x / year and such a change is called a release.

During a release, product features (attributes) or values in code lists can be added, changed or removed.

The input instructions can also change, as a result of which the validation rules that check whether the product sheet is completed completely and correctly, are also adjusted.


Release planning 2023

Release Published on Live on
Release 1 - 2023 19 December 2022 25 February 2023
Release 2 - 2023 27 March 2023 20 May 2023
Release 3 - 2023 19 June 2023 19 August 2023
Release 4 - 2023 25 September 2023 18 November 2023
Release 1 - 2024 11 December 2023 24 February 2024

Release 18 November 2023

On 18th November 2023 the next release of the GDSN standard and of the Benelux FMCG data model will take place. In the release notes below you'll find all changes and in the validation overview you will find the validations that will be active at that time.

Documentation Language Type  
GDSN release notes FMCG EN XLSX Download
FMCG Datamodel 3.1.25 EN XLSX Soon available
Overview of validation rules for the Benelux FMCG EN XLSX Download


Previous releases