A reference sample is a sample for the purpose of future analysis, which could refer to starting materials, packaging materials or finished products.
A retention sample is a sample representing the batch of finished product as distributed.
Samples from a stability trial program cannot be used as retention samples.
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.