Ready for FMD supplement EU2016/161?
We’ve been working with our customers, both in the pharmaceutical sector and specialist trade suppliers, this year to help them get ready for the upcoming supplement to the Falsified Medicine Directive (FMD). The supplement, known as EU2016/161, will help tackle the growing problem of counterfeit medicines.
What’s it all about?
The supplement specifically relates to traceability of medicines through the supply chain; requiring a unique identifier to be present on all packaging that can be scanned at points along the supply chain.
As well as traceability of medicines, the supplement deals with drug authentication and specifies the use of tamper evident labelling on all medicine packaging.
How do tamper seals work?
Pharmaceutical packaging comes in many different shapes, sizes and materials so we’ve developed a wide range of tamper evident techniques that can be applied to virtually any specification of adhesive label.
Here’s how the most widely used tamper seals work:
Customised tamper labels for any situation
Customised tamper evident labels can be developed to suit any type of medicine packaging. We’ve produced transparent tamper seals that can be applied over branded boxes, thermal labels that can be overprinted with a traceability barcode and many more.
Call us to discuss your exact specification.