GS1 Canada

Product Certification is Launching - Get Ready!

All Your Content Certification Needs in One Streamlined Tool

Get Ready for Streamlined Product Certification! In response to user feedback for a simplified certification process, you’ll soon have access to Product Certification, a new standardized data excellence tool that unites the certification capabilities from three previously separate tools into one - saving time, costs and resources.

Delivered through the ECCnet Next Generation Platform, Product Certification provides brand owners with one tool to efficiently review and certify eCommerce Content, Nutritional Content and Pharmaceutical Content

100% accurate and complete brand-owner certified content provides the reliable, detailed information your trading partners require to confidently inform the decisions of Canadian consumers demanding greater transparency about the products they purchase and consume and help safeguard the well-being of Canadian patients.

Get Ready!

Within the next couple of weeks, prepare for a streamlined transition to Product Certification by reviewing short, user-friendly videos available in The Learning Zone, designed to help you start using the new tool seamlessly at launch:

Product Certification Types

eCommerce Content
Nutritional Content
Pharmaceutical Content

The Value of Product Certification

Data Excellence

  • Enables brand owners to provide certified content that delivers the 100% accurate and complete content that fuels critical business processes.
  • Users certify content for multiple business processes in a single location increasing data quality and enabling quick responses to changing regulatory requirements and consumer demand for product attributes.
  • Product Certification’s workflow enables multiple internal stakeholders and subject matter experts to review and certify product data.


  • Our efficient one-to-many process means data providers can certify content across multiple business processes from within a single tool and easily share it with all of their trading partners.

Operational Efficiency

  • A standardized data excellence tool bringing eCommerce, nutritional and pharmaceutical content into a single tool, saving time and resources.
  • One streamlined tool enables multiple business owners and subject matter experts to participate in an efficient content certification process.
  • Efficient sharing of brand-owner certified content that can be relied upon as 100% accurate and complete to fuel eCommerce, health and wellness and pharmaceutical business processes.

Beyond The Label

  • Product Certification enables users to extend product benefits beyond the label with the inclusion of additional attributes that allow the top-up of nutritional and eCommerce content, including allergens, certification claims (such as organic, kosher and halal), and product claims for nutritional content and additional marketing claims for eCommerce content.