The purpose of tamper-evident packaging is to alert consumers of possible safety concerns before they purchase or use goods.
This code of practice provides guidance on tamper-evident packaging for therapeutic goods. Compliance with the code improves the security of therapeutic goods supplied in Australia and increases the likelihood that consumers can identify when a product has been tampered with.
The code is not mandatory, but it has been established as a condition for membership for some relevant industry associations.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.