Adulteration

The tampering of a product to extend its use by dilution or deliberate addition of a harmful substance that renders the product dangerous or less effective.

Aggregation

Allows the identification of individual items within an outer package to be recorded and associated with a unique identifier applied to that package. The identifier can then be used to record the movement of the outer package (together with the movement of its...

Adhesive

A means of sticking two surfaces together. In the anticounterfeiting context label adhesive should allow effective application but prevent unauthorised removal.

Activation

A stage in the use of a tax stamp, when applicable taxes become due. Also refers to a unique identifier used for track and trace, which is activated at the point where the identifier is applied to an item and scanned, and then linked to that item in a central...