Child Safe Packaging Group

The CSPG Becomes Affiliated to the PF

Date of page: Mon 05 Jul 2004 at 11:29am

The Child-Safe Packaging Group Becomes Affiliated to the Packaging Federation

The Child-Safe Packaging Group, which consists of the greater part of the UK manufacturers of child resistant packaging and related products, is able to announce that it has become the latest industry group to be affiliated to the Packaging Federation (PF).

The Child-Safe Packaging Group (CSPG) was formed nine years ago and its objective is ‘…to promote the specification and success of child resistant packaging systems for all products whose ingestion or other contact could prove seriously distressing to a child.’

Initially formed as a pressure group the CSPG has achieved considerable success and has played a large part in the drafting and publication of BS 8404, the first protocol testing standard in the UK with which blister packs containing medicines could comply. BS 8404, in October last year, brought into the legislative framework with its inclusion in the statutory instrument, the Medicines (Child Safety) Regulations 2003. Now the CSPG includes 13 corporate members, having increased both in breadth and scope.

‘It is for this reason,’ said CSPG Secretary Stephen Wilkins, ‘that we have joined the PF. We recognise that the CSPG since 1995 has matured substantially. Its membership has grown and become more diversified. More than one third of members are in the business of flexible or blister packs and we frequently negotiate with other industry groups up and down our supply chain. We look forward very much to working with the PF to take advantage of the tremendous political and industry network that the Federation can share with us.’

Commented Ian Dent, Chief Executive of The PF, “We greatly look forward to welcoming the CSPG on board as we recognise that their own particular expertise and membership can add greatly to the intellectual resources of the PF.’

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