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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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
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.
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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