Scan Tag Diagram is a great quick reference guide for tags on unpackaged produce sold at retail. The guide was developed by The Kroger Company to document the North American industry standards for unpackaged produce identification and labeling. The diagram provides guidance on types of tags by commodity, tag and barcode minimum dimensions, font sizes, barcode types and more.
All noted bulk produce should have a tag or sticker containing a scanable UPC or GS1 DataBar. Note: GS1 DataBar stacked omnidirectional (apples, citrus) or GS1 DataBar omnidirectional (grapes and cherries) encoding GTIN's are acceptable.
All tags should include the country of origin.
All tags should have the UPC/or GS1 DataBar barcode on the bottom front of the tag.
All stickers should have the UPC/or GS1 DataBar in the widest part of the sticker.
If the PLU number is included, it should be above the UPC /or GS1 DataBar.
The product name should be on the front of the tag.
If the product is organic, it should be noted above the product name.
All tags and stickers should be water-resistant.
GS1 standards for UPC bar size is 0.72" x 0.99" (Min) and 1.80" x 2.47" (Max) (height x width)
GS1 standards for DataBar stacked omnidirectional bar size is 0.988" x 0.528" (Min) and 2.469" x 1.132" (Max) (height x width)