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This process varies from business to business, and from product to product.

STAND has no guidance on how to do this but has developed guidelines within the following main areas:

  • Optimization and requirements for design of Consumer Unit (CU), Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) and Distribution Unit (DU) with accompanying packaging materials
  • Valid pallets and requirements for these
  • Labelling of Stock Keeping Units (SKU) and Distribution Units (DU)
  • Shelf life and assessments related to this
  • Guidelines for traceability, recall and withdrawal, with requirements for traceability, traceability information, and labelling