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By SGS Industrial Services
SGS Italia has been awarded Notified Body status for Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive (TPED) 2010/35/EU.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently mandated that drywall will now be subject to Section 4.7 of the ASTM C1396-14a “Standard Specification for Gypsum Board”.
By SGS Industrial Services
SGS wins major three-year contract to provide the City of Madrid with planning, coordination, inspection and monitoring of street works.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) has released ANSI/BIFMA X5.11-2015, General-Purpose Large Occupant Office Chairs, a new safety and performance standard for seating of large occupants.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff recently released statistic on injuries and deaths related to nursery products among children below the age of five years.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
New EU Commission Decision 2014/893/EU to define the criteria for awarding the EU Ecolabel under Regulation (EC) No. 66/2010 for rinse-off cosmetic products.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has issued a new standard to clarify the labeling requirements for exports of infant formula, to all destinations excluding Australia.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
France recently clarified the acceptable limits of Bisphenol A (BPA) in paper and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) significantly lowered the safe exposure level of BPA.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS approved to conduct BEPI environmental performance assessments in production units.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The list of European standards, titles and references has been updated for certain product categories under the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD).
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
Albany County became the first local government in New York State to prohibit seven specific chemicals in children’s products. The new law will be enforced one year after filing with the Office of the New York State Secretary of State.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
In late 2014, Canada implemented measures to regulate mercury in consumer products.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS provides a brief introduction to major regulatory bodies of major markets as well as frequently used web links.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Ireland’s government announced that it will be the first EU state to export beef to the United States in more than 15 years (1).
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 31 December 2014, the Canadian government issued a notification regarding the amendment of their Maple Product Regulations.
By SGS Industrial Services
SGS Algeria has been successfully certified to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 standard for non-destructive testing and statutory inspections by the official accreditation body of Algeria.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 19 December 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published their 2013 data from the pesticide program.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) issued the final version of their August 2009 draft guidance for certain beers which are not subject to the labeling provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Popularity of smartphone applications – or ‘apps’ - has increased explosively. Among the implemented functionality, more and more medical device features have started to creep in.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 31 December 2014, the United States Department of Agricultural (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) issued their final rule for the labeling of raw meat and poultry products with added solutions.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
From the 23 November 2014 a revised version of EN 71-1:2014 ‘physical and mechanical properties” is made available by CEN. The standard is officially published and implementation by national standards organizations will be latest by 31 May 2015.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS will exhibit at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany from 28 January to 2 February 2015 in Hall 11.1, Booth E-03, F-04.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
In November 2014, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published the revised European standard EN 1466:2014 concerning carry cots and stands, replacing standard EN 1466:2004+A1:2007.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 14 November 2014, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) published their proposed guidance to assess the vulnerabilities for food fraud*.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The US FDA announced that the final rules for the “Nutritional Labeling of Standard Menu in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments” and “Calories labeling of Articles of food in Vending Machines” were published on 1 December 2014
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Consumer driven economies abound, which is good news for retailers, manufacturers and brand owners, as well as criminals and fraudsters. How can the consumer goods industry protect itself from unscrupulous operators within the supply chain?
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On November 4, 2014, the people of Oregon and Colorado voted for mandatory labeling of foods produced from genetically modified organisms (GMO).
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 25 September 2014, the European Commission (1) announced that it is asking the European Union Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste.
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 Consumer Testing Services
Olive oil is one of the most frequently economically adulterated food products. Therefore, it is no surprise that there are concerns that a fresh wave of adulteration is on the way.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 18 November 2014, the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) published their sixth edition of the food facility registration guidance (1). The major change in the guidance involves the proposed definition of farm.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Footwear products sold in China must conform to the requirements set out in QB/T 2673-2004 which covers details to be contained both on the footwear and associated hangtags and retail packaging.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Effective 10 November 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services determined that a genetically engineered potato developed for low acrylamide potential received a non-regulated status (1).
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is proposing a restriction on manufacturing, use and placing on the market (as a substance, a constituent of other substances, or in mixtures) bis(pentabromophenyl) ether (decaBDE).
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 11 November 2014, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted to allow member nations to ban genetically modified (GM) crops from their soil, even if they are given approval to be grown within the European Union.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
A notice published on 30 October 2014 in the French Official Journal reminds the General Obligation of Safety applicable to cot bumpers in France (art. L221-1 of the French Consumer Code). (1)
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The European Commission adopted a regulation that restricts the use of butyl and propyl parabens in leave-on cosmetic products designed for application on the nappy area of children below the age of three years.
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 Consumer Testing Services
SGS publishes a new complimentary white paper on the proliferation, regulation and mitigation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in consumer products and supply chains.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS publishes a new complimentary white paper on understanding, monitoring and meeting the differing global maximum residue limits (MRLs) for pesticides in food and feed products.
By SGS Industrial Services
SGS will exhibit its wide range of industrial supply chain services at POWER-GEN 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
By SGS Industrial Services
SGS’s safety performance on multiple NDT contracts has been recognized by Nestoil, Nigeria’s leading EPCC firm, with the presentation of a Safety Award.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has expanded the recognized testing and certification scope of SGS North America for Household, Lighting, and Industrial Control Panels.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
As part of its market surveillance activities, the FCC has uncovered last year a company that marketed digital cameras and wireless devices on the US market without having been authorized by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
India becomes one of the first countries in the world to mandate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spending under the statuary provision of the Companies Act, 2013.
By SGS Industrial Services
Our new project management service helps the construction industry adopt Building Information Modeling (BIM) and manage the flow and quality of information.
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 24 September 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously approved, by a vote of 4-0, a final rule to address the risk of injury associated with sets of high-powered magnets (1).
By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS is proud to announce the inauguration of a new Pesticides Maximum Residue Limits Laboratory in Mombasa, Kenya.



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