dietary supplements regulations worldwide

[Blog] Regulations` mosaic: A look at dietary supplements requirements

Dietary supplements are products containing concentrated sources of nutrients or other substances such as vitamins, minerals, products of animal origin, amino acids, metabolites, etc.             The definition of these products is different according to the country. In China they are called Health food, in the EU –...

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Changes in the codification of medicinal products in France

[Blog] Changes in the codification of medicinal products in France

  In this article we will give some clarifications on the use of global vs national standards for the codification of medicinal products to implement the EU Falsified Medicine Directive (EU FMD) in France.             Background   In 2019, GS1 adopted rules for ensuring unique identification and integrity in its...

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kazakhstan traceability requirements

[Blog] Action plan for labelling and traceability of medicines in Kazakhstan

  In July 2023 the Republic of Kazakhstan announced a comprehensive strategy for introducing labeling and traceability of medicines.             The aim is to enhance transparency, accountability, and efficiency in the pharmaceutical sector. The plan uses a series of organized actions, including changing rules, sharing data, and giving...

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track and trace compliance africa

[Blog] Track and Trace Compliance Landscape in Africa (part 2)

Introducing the second article of the series on Africa's Track and Trace Compliance landscape. In this paper we will look through the Track and trace systems in Zambia, Botswana and South Africa.         Zambia   In late October 2021, the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) published a draft Guideline...

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Serialization deadline in Jordan expanded by JFDA

[Blog] Serialization deadline in Jordan expanded by JFDA

  JFDA extended the implementation deadline for DataMatrix and serialization on secondary packaging on regulated pharmaceutical products until 30 September 2023.             Journey towards traceability implementation   Jordan announced the implementation of pharma serialization in 2017. The first phase included a transition period during which 2D DataMatrix codes were allowed...

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