Rapid Recall Exchange Recognized As Food Safety Innovation

Arlington, VA: The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) awarded Rapid Recall Exchange the Food Safety Innovation Award at the 2011 IAFP Annual Meeting. This prestigious award recognizes new ideas, practices or products that have a positive impact on food safety—improving public health and quality of life.

Launched in September 2009 by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and GS1 US, Rapid Recall Exchange provides timely and accurate product recall and withdrawal notifications to its members through a convenient web-based service. In less than two years, more than 650 companies have subscribed to Rapid Recall Exchange, including 21 of the 24 largest supermarket chains based in the United States.

"We are honored by this recognition," says Dr. Hilary Thesmar, vice president of food safety at FMI. "Rapid Recall Exchange interlocks food safety and information technology and streamlines effective dialog between the retailer and the supplier during a time of crisis."

"Rapid Recall Exchange clearly demonstrates our commitment to efficiencies in the food safety sector, and we look forward to future collaborations on industry standards with FMI," states Laura DiSciullo, vice president of solutions and marketing, GS1 US.

FMI And GS1 US Encourage Members To Get Involved:

Recognize Rapid Recall Exchange's potential for your business and brands – enhance food and product safety for your customers. For more information and to subscribe, visit www.rapidrecallexchange.org or call +1 937.610.4233. Additionally, view the on-demand video seminar to learn more about Rapid Recall Exchange here.