GS1 Creates New Standards for Product Recall

The GS1 recently released a new global product recall standard, complete with an implementation guide.

The new standard offers businesses a more effective product recall processes throughout the supply chain. Improving product and consumer safety in the global supply chain has been becoming more critical, especially when it comes to food safety. In 2012, the United States Center for Disease Control (USDC) reported there are 48 million cases of food borne illnesses each year in the US, resulting in 150,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.

After three years of industry research, the standard was created and identifies the key principles of traceability, demonstrating how to apply them for effective product recall.

“The work on product recall facilitated by GS1 is responding to real industry needs and will enable companies to build supply chains that are not only more efficient, but also safer. Product recall is a key part of GS1’s vision where information about products can be easily exchanged for the benefit of businesses and consumers,” said Miguel Lopera, President and CEO of GS1.

The Product Recall standard is applicable to companies in all industries using GS1 standards, and can be used by companies of all sizes. Learn more.