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Glossary

AAHA

Asian Animal Health Association (South East Asia)

AB

Antibiotic

ABPI

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (UK)

ACINF

Advisory Committee on Irradiated and Novel Foods

ACS

American Chemical Society

ADI

Acceptable Daily Intake

ADR

Adverse Drug Reaction

AEM

Agencia Española de Medicamentos - Spanish Agency of Medicinal Products (E)

AESGP

Association Européenne des Spécialités Pharmaceutiques Grand Public/Association of the European Self-Medication Industry

AFIA

American Feed Industry Association

AFSSA

Agence Française de Securité Sanitaire des Aliments - (French Agency for Food Safety) (F)

AGCARM

Association for Animal Health and Crop Protection (New Zealand)

BEUC

European Bureau of Consumer Unions

BfT

Bundesverband für Tiergesundheit (D)

BgVV

Bundesinstitut für gesundheitlichen Verbraucheschintz und Veterinärmedizin (now BVL)

BIA

BioIndustry Association

BIO

Biological

BMA

British Medical Association (UK)

BPG

Best Practice Guide

BPMF

British Poultry Meat Federation (UK)

BSA

Brand-specific approval

BSE

Bovine Spongiform Ecephalopathy

BVA

British Veterinary Association (UK)

BWP

Biological Working Party (IFAH-Europe)

CA

Competent Authority

CAC

Codex Alimentarius Commission

CADREAC

Collaboration Agreement of Drug Regulatory Authorities in EU Associated Countries (10 countries)

CAHI

Canadian Animal Health Institute

CAP

Common Agriculture Policy

CAPROVE

Camara Argentina de la Industria de Productos Veterinarios

CAT

COMISA Antibiotic Team

CAVEMID

Cyprus Veterinary Medicines Importers and Distributors Association

CCEURO

Codex Regional Co-ordinating Committee for Europe

CCFAC

Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants

CCFH

Codex Committee on Food Hygiene

DG

Directorate General (eg. DG Enterprise, DG Research ) of the European Commission

DG SANCO

European Commission Directorate General for Public Health and Consumer Affairs

DMF

Drug Master File

DNA

Deoxyribonucleic Aci

EAAP

European Association for Animal Production

EARSS

European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System

EASSA

CEESA European Antimicrobial Susceptibility Surveillance in Animals Group

EAVPT

European Association of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

EC

European Commission

ECJ

European Court of Justice

ECOSOC

EU Economic and Social Committee

ECPA

European Crop Protection Association

FAC

Food Advisory Committee

FAIP

Farm Animal Industrial Platform (NL)

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

FDA

Food and Drug Administration (USA)

FEBC

Forum for European Bioindustry Coordination

FEDESA

European Federation of Animal Health (now IFAH-Europe)

FEFAC

Fédération Européenne des Fabricants d'Aliments Composés - European Feed Manufacturers Federation

FEFANA

European Federation of the Animal Feed Additive Manufacturers

FIDIN

Vereniging van Fabrikanten en Importeurs van Diergeneesmiddelen In Nederland

FVE

Federation of Veterinarians of Europe

GACT

Global Antimicrobial Core Team (IFAH)

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GCP

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GCPF

Global Crop Protection Federation

GIBIP

Green Industry Biotechnology Platform

GL

Guideline

GLP

Good Laboratory Practice

HAN

Heidelberg Appeal Netherlands

HAVEPHARM

Hellenic Association of Distributors Importers and Manufacturers of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals (GR)

HEVRA

Heads of European Veterinary Regulatory Authorities (now HMA)

HMA

Heads of Medicines Agencies

IABS

International Association of Biological Standardisation

IACFO

International Association of Consumer Food Organisations

ICA

International Co-operative Alliance

ICC

International Chamber of Commerce

ICH

International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use

IFA

International Seed Trade Federation

IFAP

International Federation of Agricultural Producers

IFIC

International Food Information Council

IFPMA

International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations

KAHPA

Korea Animal Health Product Association

LIF

Läkemedelsindustriföreningen - The Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry (S)

MA

Marketing Authorisation

MAA

Marketing Authorisation Application

MAFF

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (UK)

MAGYOSZ

Magyarorszagi Gyogyszergyartok Orszagos Szövetsége - Hungarian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (HU)

MAH

Marketing Authorisation Holder

MAVIS

Medicines Act Veterinary Information Service (UK)

MCA

Medicines Control Agency (UK)

NA

Notice to Applicants

NEFATO

Vereiniging van Nederlandse Fabrikanten van Voedertoevoegingen - Animal Feed Additive Manufacturers (NL)

NGO

Non-Governmental Organisation

NIBSC

National Institute for Biological Standards and Control

NOAH

National Office of Animal Health (UK)

OBPR

Official Batch Protocol Review

OCABR

Official Control Authority Batch Release

OECD

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

OIE

Office International des Epizooties - The World Organisation for Animal Health

OJ

Official Journal of the European Communities

OMCL

Official Medicines Control Laboratory (under European Pharmacopoeia)

OTC

Over the counter

PEC

Predicted Environmental Concentration

PEI

Paul Ehrlich Institut (D)

PERF

Pan European Regulatory Forum on Pharmaceuticals

PhRMA

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

PhV

Pharmacovigilance

PhVWP-V

Pharmacovigilance Working Party - Veterinary (EMEA)

PIC/S

Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention Scheme

POLPROWET

Polskie Stowarzyszenie Zagranicznych Producentów i Importerów Leków Weterynaryjnych (Polish Association of Veterinary Drug Producers and Importers) (PL) POM - Prescription-only medicine

POM

Prescription-only medicine

PSU PSUR

Periodic Safety Update/Periodic Safety Update Report

PV

Pharmacovigilance

QA

Quality Assurance

QC

Quality Control

QP

Qualified Person

QRD

Working group on the Quality Review of Documents (EMEA)

QWP

Quality Working Party (EMEA)

R&D

Research & Development

RAM

Routine Analytical Method

RIVM

National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection (NL)

RMS

Reference Member State

RUMA

Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (UK)

SAAHA

South African Animal Health Association

SAGAM

Scientific Advice Group on AntiMicrobials (EMEA)

SAR

Suspected Adverse Reaction

SAWP-V

Scientific Advice Working Party - Veterinary (EMEA)

SC

Steering Committee

SCAN

European Commission Committee for Animal Nutrition

TABD

Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue

TACD

Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue

TAIEX

Technical Assistance Information Exchange Office

TAS

Target Animal Safety

TAST

Target Animal Safety Testing

TGD

Technical Guidance Document

UEVP

Union of European Veterinary Practitioners

UN

United Nations

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

VEDDRA

List of clinical terms/terminology for suspected adverse reactions to veterinary medicines in animals

VETERINDUSTRIA

Asociación Empresarial de la Industria Zoosanitaria - Spanish Association of Animal Health Industry (E)

VGCP

Veterinary Good Clinical Practice

VICH

International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products

VIF

Veterinaermedicinsk Industriforening (DK)

VISAD

Veteriner Itaclari Bivolojik Maddeler ve Yem Katkilari Sanayici Ithalatçi ve Temsilcileri Dernegi -(TUR)

VMD

Veterinary Medicines Directorate (UK)

VMP

Veterinary Medicinal Product

VMRFG

Veterinary Mutual Recognition Facilitation Group (now CMD(v))

WAH/SPMA

Worling Group Animal Health of the Slovenian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (SL)

WG

Working Group WP - Working Party

WHO

World Health Organisation

WTO

World Trade Organisation

WVA

World Veterinary Association

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