‘Shabnam’ Tags Replaced

‘Shabnam’ Tags Replaced‘Shabnam’ Tags Replaced

Medical drugs coded with ‘Shabnam’ tags are to be replaced with ‘product authenticity holograms’ as the Shabnam Coding Scheme is terminated, said Rasoul Dinarvand, head of the Food and Drugs Administration.

A new plan to provide pharmaceutical products with codes has come into effect; it currently applies to drugs only, ‘but will soon extend to sanitary and cosmetic products,” he said, IRNA reported.

“As of now, the new codes apply to 10% of imported drugs, and will soon be extended to all drugs.” Shabnam coding was an advanced track and trace program devised to label food and pharmaceutical products with a specific tag through which product authenticity could be tracked by consumers.