Wawa, the popular convenience store chain, is still using the “application software” status code to process applications for the applications for which it is required to process them, according to reports on Friday.
The company has been using the status code since at least 2016, when it was first approved for approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The status code, which is currently valid for seven years, is issued to help determine the suitability of an application for approval, said Scott Jurewicz, the chief technology officer of the Washingtons Application Software Alliance (ASA).
It is not clear if Wawa will be using the current code or a future version of the status codes, Jureiches comments came after a request by Business Insider.
The FDA has been requiring Wawa to use the status coding since the early days of the smartphone era, according in part to a 2015 report by the Federal Trade Commission.
“The current software status code is not intended for applications that require the use of software to process the processing of information,” the FTC reported.
The code is still being used for many applications, including those that process a payment card.
The use of the code is in compliance with the terms of the FDA’s rules and regulations.
The agency has also stated that it will not use the code for any “software-related applications.”
The FDA had previously issued a “compliance advisory” for Wawa in 2016.
“It is important to note that while Wawa has used the status software code since its inception, it does not appear that the application software status has changed since then,” the FDA said in the advisory.
It did not comment on whether the code was still being issued to Wawa for its applications.
The latest development comes on the heels of news that Wawa is using the same software code to handle the applications that are required to handle a transaction between a friend and a Wawa employee.
“We continue to use our own software to handle all Wawa software related applications.
We have received an overwhelming number of complaints about this,” Jureich said in a statement to Business Insider on Friday morning.
The software used for applications like Wawa’s smartphone app is called “Wawa Wallet,” which allows users to pay for goods and services with a Waw app.
The app can be used by any Wawa customer, and users are able to buy and sell items online or at a store using their phones.
According to Jureickis statement, the application code is now also used by a number of other companies.
The ASA said it has also received numerous complaints from businesses that have been using Wawa Wallet for over a year.
The organization said it would be contacting all Waw customers about the status, including Wawa employees.