I recently received a mascara product from Korea. On the top of the product it says "CAQ 20150209".

I did check out the acronymfinder, but most of them have nothing to do with cosmetics. I guess it might be "Certificate of Adequate Qualifications". But how does this relate to the date?

My question is, what does CAQ stand for in this case? Does it mean it's produced in 20150209? Thanks.

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    Does this appear to be related? May 15, 2015 at 14:44
  • You mean "Certificate of Added Qualification "
    – 4-K
    May 15, 2015 at 15:01
  • @MattGutting If it is related, that product is certainly a long way from home.
    – Andrew Leach
    May 15, 2015 at 16:01

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CAQ - Computer Aided quality assurance

Computer-aided quality assurance (CAQ) is the engineering application of computers and computer controlled machines for the definition and inspection of the quality of products.

This includes:

Measuring equipment management Goods inward inspection Vendor rating Attribute chart Statistical process control (SPC) Documentation

From http://www.ibs-ag.de/ibs-produktions-und-qualitaetsmanagement-glossar/glossarbegriff/glossary-detail/caq-computer-aided-quality-assurance/

  • Thanks for your answer. How does this relate to the date?
    – Mystery
    May 18, 2015 at 10:35

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