productDNA HFSS

Making it easy for the industry to share HFSS data

The industry has come together to provide a solution that helps you comply with high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) data requirements, so you can focus on other areas of your business. The solution is also extendable to embrace and share all your product data.

productDNA for HFSS

The new high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) legislation is a government initiative to tackle obesity and promote healthier choices amongst consumers. The legislation will see a seismic shift within the FMCG market and will be enforced from October 2022. 

To support this government initiative, we have partnered with retailers including Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Ocado and Waitrose and Partners, to agree a solution that will make complying with the HFSS legislation easier and more efficient for their suppliers. 

The HFSS solution is provided through GS1 UK's productDNA platform, used by all of the retailers listed below as the shared source of HFSS data from their suppliers.

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Waitrose and partners

The new HFSS legislation will have an enormous impact on our suppliers and consumers. Using GS1 UK’s productDNA enables suppliers to easily manage and share accurate HFSS data with us and other retailers through just one upload; it's also ensured that we can verify or in some cases, update the existing product data that we hold ahead of the October deadline."

Caroline Schofield

Partner & data governance manager


  • The solution is free for you to use for managing all of your HFSS data and sharing with the retailers listed
  • Simple and easy to enrich and amend product information and ensure compliance
  • Reduce operational impact on commercial teams by removing the cost and complexity of sharing product data
  • You can do better than a spreadsheet by using productDNA as your centralised platform to store and manage your product data
  • Uses an industry-agreed set of data attributes underpinned by GS1 standards
  • Powered by the cloud, making data accessible anywhere, at any time
  • Option to upgrade to the full productDNA platform to share new line form data to retailers
  • Automatically updates when a supplier amends product information 
  • Future proof against any new legislation and be able to react quickly and effectively
  • This is the only industry designed and backed solution to support everyone
  • Utilise safety in numbers by being part of the solution using the same data standards
  • Making it easy for you to understand the impact and scale of change HFSS will have on your business

Sign-up to productDNA HFSS

Please enter your details below to sign-up for our HFSS for productDNA solution. Once submitted a member of our team will verify your details and create your account.

*Before you subscribe to productDNA, please ensure that you are a GS1 UK or other GS1 organisation member and that you have authorisation on behalf of your company to do so. For more information on becoming a GS1 UK member click here.

If you're a retailer interested in the productDNA solution, please register here.

HFSS resources

HFSS webinar

Watch our webinar on how industry is solving the HFSS dilemma

If you missed our webinar on how industry have collaborated to provide an HFSS solution, you can watch the full recording here.

HFSS webinar

Watch our HFSS basics webinar

If you missed our webinar on HFSS: everything you need to know about the upcoming legislation, you can watch the full recording here.

HFSS podcast

What are the key challenges retailers and suppliers are facing from HFSS?

Podcast with Young Foodies and GS1 UK to discuss HFSS in more detail.


New HFSS legislation to tackle obesity: what you need to know

An overview of the impact of the legislation for manufacturers and retailers.

productDNA HFSS solution

Launching an industry solution to solve the HFSS dilemma together

GS1 UK have collaborated with leading retailers to create an easy solution to share and manage HFSS data with their suppliers.

Support and training

Access all of our support and training relating to the productDNA HFSS solution.

productDNA HFSS support