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European Union Releases Non-Reclosable Packages Standard for Pharma and Non-Pharma Products

June 17, 2016

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has released the following standards setting performance requirements and test methods for non-reclosable packaging designated as child-resistant and intended to contain pharmaceutical or non-pharmaceutical products. It is only for type approval and not for quality assurance purposes.

EN 14375:2016 Child-Resistant Non-Reclosable Packaging for Pharmaceutical Products – Requirements and Testing.

EN 862:2016 Packaging - Child-Resistant Packaging - Requirements and Testing Procedures for Non-Reclosable Packages for Non-Pharmaceutical Products.

Date of Ratification: May 27, 2016

Date of Availability: July 13, 2016

Date of Announcement: October 31, 2016

Date of Implementation: January 31, 2017