Ultimate Guide to the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) Timeline, Requirements and Compliance
If you’re part in the pharmaceutical industry, an understanding of this critical law and its implications is essential to gauge your organization’s DSCSA readiness. We present a complete guide to DSCSA, crucial timelines, and the mandated requirements.
The 10-Year Revolution: Ushering in a New Era of Digital Traceability
As a means of capturing, associating and leveraging data, traceability has existed and evolved over several decades – initially in the form of paper trails and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems – but I predict the next decade will see a game-changing revolution.
Normative Instruction IN 100: Brazil’s New Drug Traceability Regulation
On August 23, 2021, Normative Instruction IN 100 was published, establishing the drugs subject to the National Drug Control System (SNCM) and the deadlines for serialization and the beginning of communication with the SNCM.
New Chinese Drug Laws: Foreign Pharma Exporters Must Also Comply
New, more stringent legislation adopted by China’s State Drug Administration (SDA) establishes uniform traceability standards for drugs and vaccines, and the Chinese government has promised strict penalties for non-compliance. All OPTEL solutions that supported China’s previous regulations can help pharma companies exporting to China to easily comply.
How to Mitigate Food Fraud with Digital Traceability
We have all heard about food fraud. Examples are all over the news ─ horsemeat scandal, melamine in baby formula, fake honey, impure olive oil, and the list goes on; however, this blog post focuses on things we don’t often hear about: tangible solutions and how companies are mitigating food fraud challenges while protecting their brand.
Using Traceability to Solve the Plastic Problem
Plastic packaging poses a problem for the economy, the environment and, increasingly, for companies that are out of step with growing demand from consumers and society to find more sustainable alternatives. Digital traceability will have a key role to play in the new circular packaging economy.
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Mapping the Journey of Palm Oil with Traceability
Grown only in the tropics, oil palm trees produce high-quality oil used in food products, detergents, cosmetics and even biofuels. In developing countries, palm oil is used primarily for cooking. While it is less frequent in the U.S., this type of oil is present in more than half of all packaged products Americans consume.
OPTEL Joins Friends of Champions 12.3 in Global Fight Against Food Waste
OPTEL recently joined the Friends of Champions 12.3 network, a coalition of leaders dedicated to achieving Target 12.3 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to cut by half the per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses by 2030.
We Are Our Own Biggest Threat
On March 23, 2018, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), a group of 550 scientists under the aegis of the UN, published an alarming report. We are now an endangered species and our planet is in critical condition. Biodiversity, the basis of our food, water and air supply, is seriously threatened. At this rate, we will experience our own extinction.
Reimagining the Smallholder Data Producer
We need to rethink the way we engage smallholders to avoid dysfunctional and unsustainable ecosystems. We definitively need to reimagine our strategies. So how do we include smallholder producers in this new booming economy and ensure they get their fair share?
Distilling the Alarming Rise of Counterfeit Beer, Wine and Spirits
Whether it’s fake wines in Tuscany, substandard vodka in Russia, or phoney whiskey in Rwanda, counterfeit alcohol is alarmingly on the rise. According to the World Health Organization’s Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health, unrecorded alcohol has come to represent approximately 25% of all alcohol consumption worldwide.