Recall and Recall Health
GS1’s Recall and Recall Health notification systems are streamlining product recalls to improve our health supply chain, and ultimately patient safety.
Therapeutic product recalls are critical and must follow the Uniform Recall Procedure for Therapeutic Goods (URPTG) guidelines. Communicating recall information quickly and accurately can save lives.
HealthShare Victoria plays a key role in driving supply chain reform in Victoria’s health sector.
- We support Recall Health (formerly known as RecallNet Healthcare) as a key enabler of supply chain reform and a critical patient safety initiative. Recall Health is used for electronic therapeutic recall notifications.
- We are also proud to commit to implementing Recall (formerly known as RecallNet) for non-therapeutic product recalls through services contracts such as catering supplies.
335 suppliers are now live on Recall Health and over 300 suppliers are live on Recall.
HSV is proud to partner with the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA, formerly NEHTA), GS1 Australia, and Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services to implement this pivotal national quality and safety initiative in Victoria.
How do the Recall and Recall Health portals work?
Both Recall portals allow product sponsors (suppliers) to create recall and non-recall notifications that follow the recall procedures of the appropriate industry regulator.
Sponsors can also submit recall notifications directly to the regulator for review and approval.
- For Recall Health, this is the Therapeutic Goods Administration's (TGA) Uniform Recall Procedure for Therapeutic Goods (URPTG) guidelines.
- For Recall this is Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
As well as streamlining the recall process, the Recall and Recall Health portals deliver recall information to the correct contact person via their direct email address, improve the timeliness of the recall process using email and SMS notifications, and ultimately improve the reliability and visibility of the system to ensure patient safety.