UDI Issuing Agencies

The FDA ruling does not specify a single identifying system for UDI compliance nor dictate a single barcode symbology. The FDA has accredited specific agencies to issue UDI identifiers. The respective type of barcode used for the UDI identifier is based by the issuing organization.

Accredited UDI Issuing Agencies

GS1 Health Industry Business Communication Council (HIBCC) ICCBA – The international standards organization responsible for the management and development of the ISBT 128 Standard, is a not-for-profit nongovernmental organization in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO).