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28 September 2021
Belgium
2021 Product Safety Award ceremony

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CATEGORY 2: COMBINING SAFETY AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES - SMEs



Silver Award

SPREAD & COLE (France)

Collaborative online platform – Quicker and more effective removal of dangerous products

When it comes to removing dangerous products from the market and from consumers, economic operators tend to use different procedures and formats. After the 2017 food crisis in France, it became apparent to Spread & Cole that a unified portal for handling recalls and withdrawals would ensure more speed and efficiency and be of enormous benefit to consumers.

Cooperation and transparency are central to the platform’s success. The system enables companies to pre-store all information necessary for a recall/withdrawal and allows participants along the supply chain to share traceability information. The experience of early adopters suggests that the time needed to notify all actors to affect a corrective measure can be reduced from three days to just half a day – a critical time saving if the product in question poses a safety hazard.

“The effectiveness of recalls is still an issue. A platform that enhances the way recalls are organised can therefore better protect consumers,” said the Jury.

More information: www.spreadncole.com

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