Food Safety Requirements
All companies that provide edible products must meet our food safety requirements to become a supplier. Please see the guides below for complete requirements for your product type.
Food Safety Requirements for Processors
Food Safety Requirements for Produce Suppliers
Food Safety Requirements for Pet Food Suppliers
For help, please contact us at 479-273-8054.
Global Food Sourcing – Supply Chain Security
New Food Factories - Suppliers must request an onsite audit of a food factory
through Retail Link prior to the receipt of a Purchase Order. The cost for an
onsite audit ranges from $975 to $1,250 USD depending on the location of the
For new pack houses: suppliers are required to have the
primary pack house complete a “Pre-Assessment Checklist for Pack Houses” prior
to receipt of a Purchase Order. The supplier must also immediately request an
onsite audit of the pack house through Retail Link. The cost for an onsite
audit ranges from $975 to $1,250 USD depending on the location of the facility.
Note: Walmart will accept the official security audit
results of any pack house or food factory that has been audited on behalf of
another retailer by any Walmart authorized third party audit firm, and has
received a passing score of 71 or above. If the facility failed the audit, it
will not be accepted and the facility must undergo a Walmart security audit.
General Merchandise Requirements
(GS1 Company Prefix) Membership Number
requires a GS1 Company Prefix number, on your application documents. The
initial fee is as low as $250, with yearly renewal fees as low as $50,
depending on the number of items needing a GS1 Company Prefix number. To
get your GS1 Company Prefix number visit www.gs1us.org
and click on “I Need a Barcode” or call +1(937)435-3870 to reach the support
Note: These requirements DO NOT apply to Service and
Product Safety and Compliance
Product Safety and Compliance administers programs to
identify, mitigate and monitor risks associated with general merchandise. We
strive to set clear expectations within the supply chain and develop reasonable
levels of assurance and procedures for corrective action.
You’ll be required to submit all product test reports, as
well as your General Certificates of Conformity (GCC). You will receive further
instructions and resources for this after you’ve been given full access to
Product Safety and Compliance is responsible for General
Merchandise in all U.S. and Puerto Rico retail formats for Walmart,
Walmart.com, Sam's Club, and Samsclub.com. Food and Pharmacy are covered by
different groups within Walmart. Please contact your merchant with questions
for those departments.
We provide information regarding product safety and
regulatory requirements and do not include requirements related to product
quality. For questions regarding quality requirements, please contact your
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 email@example.com 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