The Rapid Recall Exchange nabbed the Food Safety Innovation Award in August at the International Association for Food Protection’s annual meeting.
The Washington, D.C.-based Food Marketing Institute and GS1 US introduced the exchange in 2009. is an online service providing product recall and withdrawal notices to members. The service, which is priced from $250 to $2,100 annually based on company size, allows suppliers to alert customers about product recalls and withdrawal notifications. Since it began, more than 650 companies have subscribed to the exchange, according to a news release from FMI.
“We are honored by this recognition,” Hilary Thesmar, vice president of food safety at FMI, said in the news release. “Rapid Recall Exchange interlocks food safety and information technology and streamlines effective dialog between the retailer and the supplier during a time of crisis.”