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Food & Beverage Compliance requirements

Here are some examples of the requirements for labeling in Food & Beverage Examples: The FDA’s Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA), aimed at preventing food contamination across every step of the supply chain, including use of imports and exports across international boundaries. FSMA also gives the FDA authority to order a mandatory recall of […]


UDI Labeling in 2018

With 2017 coming to an end, it is a good time to preview what is upcoming in 2018 for medical device labeling in the US. The Unique Device Identification Rule has been a popular topic over the past two years and it has achieved many milestones, requiring medical device manufacturers to follow labeling on Class […]


Why UDI & MDR?

In the barcode industry, there is considerable dialogue about (UDI) Unique Device Identification and (MDR) –Medical Device Regulation. We read and hear all about the initiatives and the deadlines, but why are these compliance requirements so important….   These compliance regulations provide for more accurate reporting, content review and the ability to report on device […]


FDA UDI Class I

Several dates for UDI compliance have been postponed: •         Class I and unclassified devices – 24th of September, 2020 •         Direct Marking of Class I and unclassified devices – 24th of September 2022 Low-risk devices are required to follow the UDI ruling two years later than it was originally planned (24th of September 2018). Class […]


UDI Exceptions on Single Use Devices

Last week we discussed the extension the FDA has granted on the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) Class II Mandates. Similar to the extension there are also exceptions on single use devices that medical manufactures should be aware of. The exception states that if you put a (UDI) on the next higher level of packaging you […]


FDA Extends Mandates for Certain Class II Devices

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the deadline to comply with unique device identifier (UDI) requirements for certain Class II devices. The first mandate posted was that all Class II devices must be in compliance by September of 2016. Now, FDA says it is extending the compliance date for certain Class II […]


European Commissions (EU) latest revision for UDI

The European Commission (EU) announced its latest revisions to the proposed rule changes for unique device identification (UDI) requirements. The agreement has been in the development stage for the past year and the EU has now developed tighter rules for medical manufactures. These rules center on areas such as trace-ability and are designed to ensure […]


Medical Device Audit Preparation

Quality system audit schedules are typically published at the beginning of each year; however, internal auditing personnel may find themselves unprepared when actual audit dates approach. In such instances, companies undertake last minute preparations of checklists and audit questions that generally take months to develop. This can lead to a rushed audit process where corrective […]


Countdown to the DSCSA 2017 Deadline

  The Drug Supply Chain Security Act – DSCSA (Title II, Drug Quality and Security Act, 2013) has been signed into law, with full implementation phased in over the next 10 years. The next milestone for manufacturers is November 27, 2017; the date by which Pharmaceutical manufacturers are required to print a unique product identification […]


Class III Medical Devices; News and Information

The first compliance date for Unique device identification, UDI, class III was September 2014. Class III medical devices are defined as devices that support or sustain human lives, Class III Medical Devices include implanted pacemakers, heart valves and implanted cerebral simulators. At that time the FDA mandated that labels and packages of class III medical […]