Regulatory Bodies Influencing Cold Chain Packaging

FDA

The Food and Drug Association Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research is the regulatory body responsible for overseeing any biological products that reach the hands of those who need them; including vaccines, blood, and other pharmaceutical products.
www.fda.gov/cber

PDA

The Parenteral Drug Association in a nonprofit organization that aids in providing scientific, technical, and regulatory information on pharmaceutical products worldwide – ensuring quality standards are met.
www.pda.org

USP

U.S. Pharmacopeia is a nonprofit organization that is responsible for establishing standards of quality for medicine, foods, and dietary supplements that are manufactured and distributed across the world. Their main goal is to improve global health for all.
www.usp.org

IATA

The International Air Transport Association is a major trade association responsible for overseeing the entire airline industry from baggage to a variety of shipped goods involving aerial cold chain management. They seek to ensure responsible packaging by manufacturers, suppliers, and carriers.
www.iata.org

ASTM

The American Society for Testing and Materials helps to develop standard for the global marketplace, including goods and services offered worldwide. They also provide certification and best practice guidance to a variety of industries.
www.astm.org

ISTA

The International Safe Transit Associations help oversee a variety of issues that occur in the distribution of package products – environmental, controlling costs, preventing damage, etc. They establish standard that are relied upon by industries, agencies, and consumers across the globe.
www.ista.org

Earth 911

Earth911 is a community that encourages consumers to match their values to their purchase behaviors, adopt environmentally sound practices and drive impactful environmental changes.
www.earth911.com