Food Safety Requirements
All companies that provide edible products must meet our food safety requirements to become a supplier. Please see the guide below for complete requirements for your product type.
Food Safety Requirements Guide
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Supply Chain Security Compliance Requirement
All suppliers and service providers are required to:
- Disclose facilities and keep all information updated.
- Request, pay for and schedule a security audit.
- Keep security audits current – there are expiration dates.
- Security audits can take 45-60 days to complete, no orders are to ship across country borders without passing a supply chain security audit.
- For additional support or questions, contact Global Security Regional as follows:
R1: China and North Asia - firstname.lastname@example.org
R2: The Americas (includes Canada) - email@example.com
R3: Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines - firstname.lastname@example.org
R4:Europe, Africa, Middle East - email@example.com
General Merchandise Requirements
(GS1 Company Prefix) Membership Number
Walmart requires a GS1 Company Prefix number on your application documents. Meeting this requirement provides you with a unique set of GTIN/UPCs for your items to be setup in the Walmart item file and sold in stores and on online.
To get your GS1 Company Prefix number visit www.gs1us.org and click on “UPCs, Barcodes, & Prefixes,” or call +1(937)435-3870 to reach the support line. The initial fee and yearly renewal fees are charged by GS1 based on the number of items you have for purchase.
Note: These requirements DO NOT apply to Service and Non-Resale Suppliers.
Product Safety and Compliance
Suppliers of general merchandise products must offer only goods for resale that meet or exceed all applicable federal, state, local and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. requirements. Specific information about Walmart’s policies and procedures regarding these requirements can be found in the U.S. Product Safety and Compliance Manual and in other publications within the U.S. Product Safety and Compliance Library on Retail Link, which will be available to you once you become an approved supplier. If you have any questions regarding these obligations, please contact Walmart’s U.S. Product Safety and Compliance team at: GMComply@walmart.com. We would be happy to assist you.
Disclaimer: Walmart does not provide legal advice to suppliers, so suppliers should seek their own legal counsel on how to comply with all laws and regulations applicable to their products.
Global Merchandise and Apparel – Supply Chain Security
A new factory, regardless of the global location, the
Walmart retail market, or country risk rating, is required to pass an onsite
supply chain security audit conducted by one of Walmart’s appointed audit firms
prior to being activated in Retail Link.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or inquiries about this
Factory Capability & Capacity
FCCA is applicable to all Direct
Import Factories (Non-Food and Non-Packaging)
FCCA is required prior to order
commitment for new factories of all Supplier classifications & Retail
Markets and is part of the three Pre-Qualification Audits (RS, SCS & FCCA). All FCCA audits will be conducted by
Walmart designated 3rd Party Audit companies at the supplier’s
All Walmart Direct Import Suppliers
(Non-Food and Non-Packaging) are responsible to book the audit early as
possible, and promptly pay the audit fee in advance. All arrangements must be
directly with the designated 3rd Party Audit Company, and not through Walmart.
in FCCA Audit booking would mean late order placement.
or inquiries about this program.
Security Source Tagging
High-priced products often require anti-theft tagging. If
this applies to your products, contact ADT/Sensormatic at (877)-258-6424 or