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Australian supermarkets push their suppliers to join GS1 Recallnet Portal

Australian supermarket giants Coles, Woolworths, Costco and Metcash have acclaimed the new GS1 Australia product retail technology, Recallnet.

In an open letter, published on the GS1 website, the retailers asked their suppliers to join themselves into technology.

“We are pleased to announce our support of GS1 Recallnet, our industry’s tool for the effective management of recall and withdrawal notifications,” the retailer’s letter to suppliers said.

“We are now encouraging all of our partners to work with us by registering to use the portal,” it added.

Recallnet is an online portal that accelerates product recalls and withdrawals by simplifying and automating the exchange of information between suppliers, distributors and retailers as well as government agencies such as Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

For suppliers, the online portal makes it easier to accurately issue these notifications to customers in a timely manner, speeding up the information flow, eliminating confusion and saving money.

“When you issue recalls and withdrawals today, it’s hard to know whether the right information is delivered to the right people at the right time; which is why we’re proud to be joining this industry-wide effort to improve and standardise recall and withdrawal notifications,” the retailers wrote.

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Source: http://www.ausfoodnews.com.au Written by Meagan Carlaw