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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 054 Date of Entry 07/06/2020 
FR Recognition Number 5-127
Standard
ISTA 3B 2017
Packaged-Products for Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Shipment
Scope/Abstract
Procedure 3B covers the testing of packaged-products prepared for shipment via a Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) delivery system carrier. LTL is defined as motor carrier (truck) shipment, where different types of packaged-products, often from different shippers and intended for different ultimate destinations, are mixed in the same load.
Extent of Recognition
Complete standard
Rationale for Recognition
This standard is relevant to medical devices and is recognized on its scientific and technical merit and/or because it supports existing regulatory policies.
Public Law, CFR Citation(s) and Procode(s)*
21 CFR 820 Quality System Regulation
Subpart C - Design Controls, Section 820.30(g) Design validation
Subpart O - Statistical Techniques, Section 820.250 Statistical techniques
Relevant FDA Guidance and/or Supportive Publications*
ISO 11607-1 Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices - Part 1: Requirements for materials, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems.

ISO 11607-2 Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices - Part 2: Validation requirements for forming, sealing and assembly processes.

ISO/TS 16775 First edition 2014-05-15 Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices - Guidance on the application of ISO 11607-1 and ISO 11607-2.
FDA Technical Contact
 Patrick Weixel
  FDA/OC/CDRH/OPEQ/OIDRH/DRH/
  301-796-5537
  Patrick.Weixel@fda.hhs.gov
Standards Development Organization
ISTA International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) https://www.ista.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
General I (QS/RM)
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.
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