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What is traceability?

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According to the AECOC Food Safety Committee, traceability “is the set of those pre-established and self-sufficient procedures that mean that the history, location and distribution of a product or batch of products can be tracked at any given time along the supply chain, through the use of certain tools.”

Many of us have in our minds different cases of contaminated food products that have reached the final consumer and have generated scandals in the defence of both human and animal health. Food safety is the most important thing that must be provided to the consumer, since factors such as taste, smell or colour can be considered to be objective, but safety can never be negotiable.

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Complex message laser coding on cardboard packaging

Muestra de la codificación en envases de cartón

Medicine carton box

The pharmaceutical sector needs reliable equipment for coding carton boxes which will contain medicines in order to comply with the legal requirements of traceability, following the GS1 standard for pharma products.

Coding medicine carton boxes

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Laboratorios Esteve is an international pharmaceutical chemical group that focuses its efforts on innovation and excellence in the health field.

Founded in 1929 by Dr. Antoni Esteve i Subirana, it has established itself as a leading business group in the health field through its activity in two major areas: medicines and the active principles or fine pharmaceutical chemistry.

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Laser coding on pharmaceutical blister

From the Martorelles plant in Barcelona, where the pharmaceutical manufacturing operations are carried out, they required a machine to code the medicines’ boxes: cardboard boxes with a layer of paint neither plastic coatings or special protections . In each case, according to current IMF regulations, a 2D identification code and four lines of text should be performed at a speed of 400 cases per minute and providing at the same time a high-resolution mark.