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Child Resistant Packaging

  • A2LA - American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
  • ISO/IEC 17025:2005 – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
  • USCPSC - The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • USEPA - The United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • ISO - The International Standards Association
  • CEN - Comité Européen de Normalisation
  • EN – European Normalization
  • CSA - The Canadian Standards Association
  • PPPA – The Poison Prevention Packaging Act
  • CPSA – The Consumer Product Safety Act
  • CPSIA – The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
  • FHSA – Federal Hazardous Substances Act
  • FIFRA – Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
  • CRP – Child-Resistant Packaging
  • PPP – Poison Prevention Packaging
  • Special Packaging – Child-Resistant, Senior-Use Effective packaging
  • CRE – Child-Resistant Effectiveness
  • SUE – Senior-Use Effectiveness
  • F-value – unit access number at which the regulatory hazard level is reached
  • IOPP - Institute for Packaging Professionals
  • ISR – Institute for Standards Research

Microbiological Testing

  • A2LA - American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
  • ISO/IEC 17025:2005 – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
  • FDA - Food and Drug Administration
  • USP – United States Pharmacopeia
  • Ph.Eur. (EP) – European Pharmacopoeia
  • JP – Japanese Pharmacopoeia
  • CTFA – Now known as Personal Care Products Council
  • AAMI - Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
  • MLT – Microbial Limit Test. Now known as Microbiological Examination of Nonsterile Products USP Chapters <61> and <62>, Ph.Eur. 2.6.12 and 2.6.13 and JP 12
  • TAMC – Total Aerobic Microbial Count
  • TCYMC – Total Combined Yeast & Mold Count
  • HPC – Heterotrophic Plate Count. Term is typically when testing water