In the globalised economy, the safety of consumers requires innovative solutions that are global in scope to strengthen real-time information sharing across borders. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is thus further enhancing collaboration with GS1 to provide consumers, businesses and governments with a single source of trusted information on product recalls.
The OECD launched its GlobalRecalls portal on 19 October 2012. It is the first online tool that contains regularly updated information on consumer product recalls issued by jurisdictions around the world. The portal has already been visited nearly 700,000 times.