MTAA Position Paper on GS1 Recallnet

This paper has been prepared by the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) in response to feedback from its members regarding GS1 Recallnet Healthcare, hereafter referred to as Recallnet, a service intended to assist with recalls of therapeutic goods in Australia. Recallnet involves a software application requiring data entry and maintenance by sponsors of therapeutic goods, for which sponsors are charged an annual fee. Recallnet went live on 1 April 2014. In Victoria, registration with Recallnet has effectively become compulsory for suppliers wishing to participate in tenders for public sector contracts.