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Smaller UPC codes on OTC labels would be costly and inefficient -- UCC tells FDA.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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SMALLER UPC SYMBOLS WOULD REQUIRE COSTLY OTC RELABELING, the Uniform Code Council asserted in an Oct. 30 letter to FDA. "There are millions of OTC drug labels today containing UPC symbols within [UCC] specifications," the council pointed out, adding: "If FDA were to mandate a smaller symbol, not only would it make product scanning much more difficult, if not impossible, it would require product manufacturers to relabel at an enormous cost."
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