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By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Proposition 65 is the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986,’ a ballot initiative passed overwhelmingly by California residents in 1986.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS is pleased to announce the opening of a new, fully equipped Footwear Laboratory at SGS Gunesli, Istanbul.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC) jointly published the mandatory standard related to children’s footwear.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
In November, Cosmoprof Asia, the most prestigious and trendsetting beauty event in Asia, was held in Hong Kong and attracted some 60,000 visitors from 124 countries.
By SGS Industrial Services
World Pipelines magazine features an SGS PfiNDE article on use of ultrasonic inspection technology, which helped a pipeline company to locate and remove a large sediment blockage, disrupting the company’s operations.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 27 August 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published Draft KDB 640677 concerning clarifications around the testing requirements for lighting devices.
By SGS Industrial Services
SGS will exhibit its wide range of industrial supply chain services at POWER-GEN 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Xavier Vital, SGS’s US-based Global Ecodesign Manager, will lead stakeholders and industry experts in a workshop at this year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, 10 November, in Hong Kong.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
In April 2008, the British Standards for writing and marking instruments, BS 7272-1:2008 and BS 7272-2:2008 were published by BSI.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
During Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) annual meeting, attended by 170 countries, the European Union and 30 international governmental and non-governmental organizations had set a maximum standard for arsenic in rice.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
In 2000 the European Commission published the original ‘Blue Guide’ as guidance to the implementation of directives based on the New Approach and Global Approach.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 26 June 2014 two Representatives from the US congress announced the introduction of a Bill being titled “The Pathogen Reduction and Testing Reform Act of 2014”. (1)
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) annual report 2013 (1) presents the market surveillance activities related to food and feedstuff (2), including food contact materials (FCM).
By SGS Industrial Services
SGS was awarded a contract by Braskem, one of the world’s largest petrochemical companies, to conduct electrical and instrumentation maintenance, and calibration of valves to enable the company to expand its operations in southern Brazil.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 2 June 2014, Commission Regulation (EU) No. 589/2014 was implemented, laying down the methods of sampling and analysis for the control of levels of dioxins, dioxin-like PCBs and non-dioxin-like PCBs in certain foodstuffs.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS, the world’s largest independent inspection, verification, testing and certification service provider announces new accreditation for photovoltaic (PV) inverter manufacturers to obtain the CB Certificate according to the related IEC standards.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) annual report 2013 notifies on an all-time high for pathogenic microorganisms in food.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 9 May 2014 the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously voted (3 to 0) to approve the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Frame Child Carriers codified under US 16 CFR parts 1112 and 1230.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Commission Regulation (EU) No 497/2014 authorizes the use of Advantame in several categories of food, including confectionery, bakery products, flavored drinks and sauces.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Since the last publication of RoHS exemptions in January 2014, the European Commission added more RoHS exemptions to Annex III and IV in May. This time 8 exemptions were published.

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By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) published their draft guidance for industry of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP).
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Dry cleaning is a process for removing soils and stains from fabric and garments using special equipment and a non-aqueous organic solvent with detergent added.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 22 June 2015 the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) published a measure which will add selenium to the required list for nutrients in infant formulas.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Korean industrial standards KS K 0733, KS K 0736 and KS K 0737 for determination of chlorinated phenols, allergenic disperse dyes and organotin content in textiles and/or leather products have been released by the Korean Standards Association (KSA).
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Medical devices destined for the Russian market must meet both national and regional regulations. This means demonstrating compliance both to Law 323 of the Russian Federation and the relevant Customs Union Technical Regulations (CU-TR).
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The new amendment A12 to EN 62115 is now harmonized under the EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. The changes mainly affect electrical toys with a motor or inductor.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS expert Xavier Vital will co-host a panel discussion on supply chain mapping and data verification at AAFA Traceability Conference in July 21, 2015 in Nashville, USA.
By SGS Consumer Testing Service
The National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHFPC) released draft regulations for food contact glass and ceramic in February 2015.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Inclined sleep products for infants regulated by new ASTM standard.
By SGS Consumer Testing Service
The European Commission informed the World Trade Organization (WTO) on April 29, 2015 about its intention to significantly amend Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 for Food Contact Materials (FCM) made from plastic.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan announced a new care labeling standard (JIS L0001-2014) on March 31, 2015 to replace the current JIS L0217-1995.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) preliminary annual report 2014 not only includes the market surveillance activities connected to food and feedstuff but for food contact materials (FCM) as well.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The Japan MHLW released an amendment to the existing “Act on Control of Household Products Containing Harmful Substances.”
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Shoes are a daily necessity worn by children, therefore safety is particularly important.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The new version of the European standard for roller sports equipment – EN 14619:2015 - Kick scooters - Safety requirements and test methods has superseded EN 14619:2005 effective from 30 April 2015.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Plastic waste is widely blamed for contributing to flooding in many Philippine cities. For this reason their local government units (LGUs) have banned the use of plastic in their respective municipalities for the past few years.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The European Union (EU) is seeking comments for the draft guidance document on the restriction of lead in articles intended for the general public that can be mouthed by children. The deadline for comments will be 11 June 2015.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS India’s Dinesh Sivabalan has been awarded ‘Best Performer 2014 in South Asia’ by its client, Decathlon, for meeting the overall quality of service criteria and for his online testing initiative.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS offers integrated one-stop International Type Approval (ITA) services for a wide range of electrical and electronic (E&E) products.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The European Union (EU) has expanded the scope of restriction of lead to articles or accessible parts of articles for the general public if children can place such articles or components in the mouth. The enforcement date will be June 1, 2016.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Proposition 65 is the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986,’ a ballot initiative passed overwhelmingly by California residents in 1986.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
In June, SGS will sponsor and present at the ITI & IPC Conferences on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Regulations.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Studies show that there is still room for improvement for the EU RoHS directive.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment was asked to develop a prioritization method for substances used in textile production.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Recently signed in California, Senate Bill 1019 ensures consumers’ right to choose between treated and non-treated furniture.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Globalization has brought with it the opportunity to source products from even the remotest corners of the world.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Seventh SGS Food Forum on pragmatic approach to quality and safety to take place on 8-9 July 2015 in Moscow, Russia.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Annex III of EU Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 currently lists 26 allergens, all of which must be listed in the ingredients list on the label or packaging of a product.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Almost every day, in one of the countries that have food allergen lists and labeling requirements, a product is recalled because an allergen was not declared on the packaging but was found in the product.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Already popular in some regions, edible insects for human consumption, are increasingly seen as a key part of the food supply chain solution.
By SGS Industrial Services
SGS will provide preventive and corrective maintenance services of electrical and mechanical instrumentation at two major petrochemical facilities in Brazil.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Are you 100% sure that the juvenile products you design for, or sell on, the European market are free from hazardous chemicals?
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Regulations aim to improve safety, quality and competition in the Indonesian toy market. Demonstrate compliance to SNI standards and access this emerging market.
By SGS Industrial Services
SGS is expanding its upstream service offering in Europe and has entered into a new partnership with Netherlands-based Drilling Service Center.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Commission Decision (EU) 2015/249 of February 10, 2015 extends Decision 2006/502 EC for a period of 12 months.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
New EU food labeling rules came into force in December 2014, the culmination of a three-year transitional period.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS introduces the company’s testing laboratory for electro medical devices in Munich, Germany.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
A new fourth edition of the EMC standard IEC 60601-1-2 was published in February 2014. SGS reviews the purpose and implications of the change.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 4 December 2014, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) published the Regulation of New and Existing Chemical Substances Registration (Taiwan REACH).
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Minnesota has introduced proposals to restrict a number of flame retardants in a wide range of consumer products. The enforcement date is dependent on the nature of the economic operator and would start in July 2017.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS offers footwear and leather goods testing services in the heart of the South East Asia’s sourcing areas.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The European Commission has harmonized toy standards EN 71-1:2014 EN 71-3 +A1:2014 and EN 71-14:2014.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS is pleased to announce the opening of a new, fully equipped Footwear Laboratory at SGS Gunesli, Istanbul.
By SGS Industrial Services
SGS was awarded a contract to perform vendor inspections as part of Cameron LNG's construction project for natural gas liquefaction and export facilities near the Gulf of Mexico.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
DCONF (Inmetro’s Conformity Assessment Board) has defined the dates and rules for production and commercialization of automotive components of motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, tricycles and quadricycles in Brazil.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Brazil has opened a public consultation period for a proposal to restrict cadmium and lead in jewelry.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has received rights to UL 913 5th edition and has created a new standard specifically for land mobile radios.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU was published in the European official journal (OJ) on May 22nd 2014.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The states of New York and Washington have introduced proposals to restrict certain flame retardants in consumer products.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS will exhibit at In-Cosmetics 2015, April 14-16, in Barcelona, Spain, the leading global personal care ingredients exhibition that attracts 7,500 visitors annually.


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