Abbreviations and acronyms

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Name Description Related terms
C & E compliance and enforcement
CA Chemical Abstracts
CAC Codex Alimentarius Commission
CADDY computer aided dossier and data supply (an electronic dossier interchange and archiving format)
CAHP complementary animal health product
CALPUFF an atmospheric predictive modelling application developed by scientists of the Atmospheric Studies Group

Chemical Assessment Section (in the Department of the Environment)

CAS Chemical Abstracts Service
CCC Community Consultative Committee
CCCF Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food
CCFA Codex Committee on Food Additives
CCFAC Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants
CCI confidential commercial information
CCMAS Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling
CCPR Codex Committee on Pesticides Residues
CCRVDF FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods
CDA controlled droplet applicator
CDF cumulative distribution function
CDPP Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CERHR Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (United States)
CFU colony forming units
CHO Chinese hamster ovary
CIPAC Collaborative International Pesticides Analytical Council
Cl clearance (in pharmacokinetics)
CLSI Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
cm centimetre


maximum concentration

CNS central nervous system
COAG Council of Australian Governments
CPGs Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines
CRIS Cost Recovery Impact Statement
CRM certified reference material
CS APVMA formulation type code for (aqueous) capsule suspension
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Cth Commonwealth
cv coefficient of variation

coefficient of variation

CV% coefficient of variation
CVM Center for Veterinary Medicine (of the United States Food and Drug Administration)
CVMP European Committee for Veterinary Medicinal Products (of the European Medicines Agency)
CXL Codex maximum residue limit (Codex MRL)
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