GS1 Canada Coming Enhancements

To make sure you get more out of our solutions, tools and services, we continually enhance and improve them for the benefit of your business and industry needs. We listen to our subscribers and develop upgrades, so our standards-based and industry-driven services provide the most up-to-date and accurate product information.

To find out more about our upcoming enhancements, click on the enhancement you are interested in below.


Upcoming Enhancements


In alignment with Canadian industry requirements for Pharmacy, Grocery and Foodservice sectors to support data completeness and data accuracy, certain attributes and business rules will be updated to reflect nutritional updates and to address information associated with the transportation of dangerous goods (including transportation, storage and disposal of hazardous products).

Additional Enhancements for ECCnet Registry include:

  • Continued global standards alignment with GDSN to enable data synchronization with global trading partners.
  • Continued attribute updates in support of Food Labelling regulation changes by 2021.
  • French language UI enhancements including updated messaging and improvements to screen displays.
Updates to ProSYNC and Item Centre will also be performed to align with these changes.

Projected Launch Timeframe: November 2020

Action Required: Please review the ECCnet Technical Documents page for the latest coming enhancements document for ECCnet Registry and make any required updates to your data.

Please check this webpage regularly for updates and additional detail about specific dates and outages.

For More Information: Contact GS1 Canada at 1.800.567.7084 or email ECCnetSupport@gs1ca.org.

In alignment to ECCnet Registry, enhancements for ProSYNC include:

  • Data integrity enhancements for Pharmacy, Grocery and Foodservice sectors in support of nutritional updates and to address transportation of dangerous goods information (including transportation, storage and disposal of hazardous products).
  • Continued global standards alignment with GDSN to enable data synchronization with global trading partners.
  • Continued attribute updates in support of Food Labelling regulation changes by 2021
  • French language UI enhancements to ensure consistency of content across screens and help with review and completion of required steps.

Projected Launch Timeframe: November 2020

Action Required: Please review the ECCnet Technical Documents page for the latest Coming Enhancements document for ECCnet Registry and make any required updates to your data.

Please check this webpage regularly for updates and additional detail about specific dates and outages.

For More Information: Contact GS1 Canada at 1.800.567.7084 or email ECCnetSupport@gs1ca.org.

In alignment to ECCnet Registry updates, upcoming enhancement for Item Centre include:

  • Improvements to reporting and search functionality to enable easier and faster sourcing of products and vendors for new listings.
  • Data integrity enhancements for Pharmacy, Grocery and Foodservice sectors in support of nutritional updates and to address transportation of dangerous goods information (including transportation, storage and disposal of hazardous products).
  • Continued global standards alignment with GDSN to enable data synchronization with global trading partners.
  • Continued attribute updates in support of Food Labelling regulation changes by 2021.

Projected Launch Timeframe: November 2020

Action Required: Please review the latest Item Centre Release notes and make any required updates to your data.

Please check this webpage regularly for updates and additional detail about specific dates and outages.

For More Information: Contact GS1 Canada at 1.800.567.7084 or email ECCnetSupport@gs1ca.org.

To reduce the required steps and time needed to issue notifications, New Recipient Management features are coming to Recall and will include the following:

  • Ability to Group recipients already subscribed to ECCnet Recall
    In just a few simple steps, product recall initiators can create a recipient group from their existing trading partners targeted to a specific need – such as product category and region for example, eliminating previous manual steps and ensuring accuracy when time is of the essence.
  • Management for non-subscribed recipients
    For recipients who aren’t subscribed to ECCnet Recall, details can be loaded and stored in a separate repository, ready to be imported into notifications with a single click. Once a contact becomes a subscriber, their record will be highlighted automatically so it can be removed from non-subscriber lists.

Also included, Electronic Signature Compliance.
In alignment with industry best practice for the secure transmission and validation of recall notifications, initiators and approvers will be required to complete a pre-authentication step prior to being able to submit notifications. This will help to ensure the authenticity and integrity of recall notifications, allowing the right information to be shared with the right trading partners at the right time.

Launched: July 27, 2020

Please review the Recall Help Resources to review the latest Recall release notes as well as other helpful user tools.

Please check this webpage regularly for updates and additional detail about specific dates and outages.

For More Information: Contact GS1 Canada at 1.800.567.7084 or email info@gs1ca.org.

Product Certification for Nutrition and eCommerce Content was enhanced to include:

  • The option to declare “Added” and “Higher In” levels of containment for vitamins and minerals under Certification Claims view. This allows the data provider to enhance their product listing with more detailed information for inclusion in health and wellness programs.
  • Availability of “Sub Brand” and “Variant” attributes was added to the nutritional bundle under the Details view. This allows data providers to callout the primary differentiating factors that they want to communicate to consumers or buyers.

Launched: July 27, 2020

Action Required: Please review our Help Resources for more information.

Please check this webpage regularly for updates and additional detail about specific dates and outages.

For More Information: Contact GS1 Canada at 1.800.567.7084 or email ProductCertificationSupport@gs1ca.org.

Enhancements for The Vault include:

  • A new ability for Category Captains (data providers) to search for and extract public planogram content for all products in a specified category.
    • A category extract is not limited to 100 products, making it easier to get what you need to create planograms.
  • All planogram content is being migrated into The Vault, so legacy users of PSBD will need to begin using The Vault for all their planogram activities by the end of 2020.

Launched: June 22, 2020

Action Required: Please review our Help Resources for more information.

Please check this webpage regularly for updates and additional details about specific dates and outages.

For More Information: Contact GS1 Canada at 1.800.567.7084 or email images@gs1ca.org.