Ink Migration….are you compliant?
As PCI began executing their serialization strategy, which included helper codes- 2D datamatrix codes on round HDPE bottles, used for Aggregation- they recognized the need to validate that the inks being used for printing these helper codes weren’t migrating through the bottles. Working in collaboration, PCI and Domino identified the key inks required and developed testing criteria to demonstrate compliance with industry leachability requirements. This video explores the process, and the results of the testing.
Coding inks and ribbons for food packaging
Making it easy for you to retain your food safety certifications
Food production has come a long way from its unregulated early days, with an ever-growing requirement to keep consumers safe. Regulations constantly evolve and new ones appear that must be complied to, ensuring food is safe for consumption and that the food manufacturer is certified to the required local and international standards.
With coding and marking a mandatory part of the packaging of food, Domino is leading the industry by ensuring that its coding inks and ribbons are not only suitable for the intended application but are produced in a way that clearly satisfies the requirements of food contact packaging laws and our customers’ exacting standards.
Allergens and the agenda for change
Food allergens have the potential to be lethal or, at the very least, cause considerable suffering or discomfort to allergy sufferers. The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) estimates 17 million allergy sufferers throughout Europe. With increased allergic and food intolerant incidences on the rise, especially amongst children, any attempt to reduce allergic reactions to food consumption, through comprehensive labelling, makes sense.
Unique Device Identification for Medical Devices
Unique Device Identification (UDI) has been recognised as a key tool in improving patient outcomes. More efficient recall procedures, reduced medical errors, increased inventory visibility and supply chain security are all enabled through UDI.
Under the FDA rule, if manufacturers have not implemented UDI on a number of product categories by September 2014 they may no longer be able to supply product into the USA, with other markets expected to follow shortly with similar legislation. Fee payers and healthcare providers, such as the NHS, will not accept devices without UDI style identification.