You're asked to select a Company Type during the registration process. These include:
Initiator: A Recall Initiator is typically a manufacturer or supplier. The Initiator is responsible for providing accurate, clear and timely information regarding a recalled product to a Recall Receiver.
Receiver: A Recall Receiver is typically a retailer, wholesaler or distributor. The Receiver is responsible for taking action on the product recall information sent by the Recall Initiator in a timely manner.
Both: A company that is defined as Both is typically a manufacturer or distributor that may need to perform either the Recall Initiator or Receiver roles, depending on their relationship with the recalled product.