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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.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Most of the major world governments and organizations, such as the World Health Organization have studied the effects of heavy metals, primarily lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic on human health.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The European Commission has published the Commission Regulation (EU) No 488/2014 of 12 May 2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of cadmium in foodstuffs.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Enter the Customs Union toy market with confidence. New harmonized standards, in force since July 2012, standardize safety requirements for all toy products.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 8 May 2014, the Governor of Vermont signed Vermont Bill H. 112 Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering. This bill was passed by the Vermont legislation on 23 April 2014.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Footwear manufacturing is one of the world’s oldest and most globalized industries. For various types of shoes, such as Oxfords, derby, high-heels, sneakers, sandals and athletic shoes etc., different materials and processes may apply.

By S.G.S
“Implementing a robust Energy Management System to the requirements of ISO 50001 can improve energy performance, reduce costs and help meet ESOS requirements,” says Terry Coyle, Product Manager for ISO 50001 (Energy Management Systems), SGS United...

By S.G.S
SGS expert Richard Skipsey will join a high profile list of government and industry figures speaking at the Cyber Essentials event in London on 24 June, 2014.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 23 April 2014 the Government of Canada amended the Food and Drug Regulations for food products labeled with Halal claims.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Allergenic fragrances are under the spotlight as Europe’s IDEA project seeks to build on SCCS recommendations on the individual labeling and prohibition of certain natural and synthetic substances in cosmetic products.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of RF Technologies Ltd., in Yokohama, Japan.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 10 April 2014 the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) published a final rule withdrawing 19 new animal drug applications, 16 of which are antimicrobials for use in animal feeds for food-producing animals.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
EU gives special attention to mutagenic, toxic or carcinogenic substances in medical devices.

By SGS - Consumer Testing Services
On 19 June 2014, SGS will be presenting a complimentary webinar recap of recent changes regarding the EU toy safety standards.

By sgs - consumer testing services
On 17 April 2014 the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) released the 2013 Food Safety Progress Report. US CDC reports that limited progress has been made to reduce foodborne illness in the US.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 05 March 2014 the World Health Organization (WHO) published their draft guidelines on free sugars intake. Free sugars include mono and disaccharides added to food and sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit concentrates.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
US FDA requires special labeling for irradiated food and food packaging.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
US FDA issues final rule on record access and two guidance documents for industry.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 28 March 2014 the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) made available their third edition of the draft guidance on Prior Notice on Imported Foods.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission recently approved publication of a final rule (1) in the Federal Register that amended 16 CFR 1500 to revise the supplemental definition of “strong sensitizer” under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 3 April, 2014 the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) held a day long workshop on exploring testing burden reduction strategies.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has recently published the new toy safety standard EN 71-13:2014 for olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
A new update of the regulation on food contact materials for the Dutch market has been notified to the European Commission by the Dutch authorities.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Three European Standards Approved and Published for the Safety of Internal Blinds and Protection from Strangulation Hazards.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Since the adoption of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Official’s in 1999, corruption prevention has become a key topic of concern for businesses of all size and scale worldwide.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS presents what electronics integrators need to know about using FCC pre-certified products.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS’ renewed participation as an exhibitor at MEDICA 2013 raised considerable interest from an industry that’s adopting electro-medical technologies at an ever-increasing pace.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 6 January 2014, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 4/2014 (1), which includes amendments and implementation measures for Directive 2009/125/EC (2) concerning eco-design requirements for energy-related products.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) is about to adopt a Regulation restricting hazardous substances in electronic and radio-electronic equipment.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
EU Commission to regulate the emissions of F-gases from E&E products.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The European standardization committee CEN published a revision of the toy standard EN 71-1:2011 +A3:2014.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On Tuesday, 4 March 2014 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously voted (3 to 0) to approve the final rule for infant’s and children’s carriages and strollers codified under 16 CFR Part 1227 (1).

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
US Legislative amends list of high priority chemicals and chemicals of high concern.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Are the products safe? Are they really made sustainably? After thinking of style, fit and price, these are some of the questions that consumers have in mind when making a decision to purchase a garment or a pair of shoes.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 3 March 2014 the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) published a proposal to make changes to the Nutrition Facts panel on food labels.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Energy drinks have proliferated in recent years and continue to increase in popularity, especially among younger consumers. Laden with stimulants, usually caffeine, they have been linked to health issues in more than one country.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS informs on inorganic mercury in seafood: dangers to health and regulations.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
EU started environmental footprint pilot phase to develop sustainable consumption.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS provides information on lead release in coffee through coffeemakers

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 5 February 2014, the European Commission published a Decision (1) on the safety requirements for consumer laser products, pursuant to Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on general product safety.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) prohibits the manufacture, importation, advertisement, and sale of non-compliant consumer products in Canada.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
Proposition 65 (Prop 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
On 05 February 2014 the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) published their proposed rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (1).

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
As part of its plan to ensure the safety of hair dye products for human health, the European Commission has adopted Regulation (EU) No 1197/2013, limiting the maximum concentrations of 22 assessed hair dye substances.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 04 February 2014 the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) published their draft procedure to designate what are high-risk foods that require specific tracing requirements as defined per section 204 of the Food Safety Moderation Act.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
The SGS Fimko CB laboratory for testing and assessment of medical equipment in Tampere, opened its doors in January 2013 and received the CBTL status and accreditation at the end of 2013.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 11 May 2006, the Commission adopted a Decision 2006/502/EC requiring Member States to ensure that cigarette lighters are child-resistant when placing on the EU market.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
On 10 February 2014 the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) published their interim final rule on Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), Quality Factors, Notification Requirements, and Records and Reports, for Infant Formula.

By SGS Industrial Services
SGS was awarded a contract to provide technical supervision services for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project of a fuel terminal in Tapachula, Mexico.

By SGS Industrial Services
From 9-11 April, 2014, SGS will participate in the 2nd International PV Platform in Arad, Romania and exhibit its comprehensive portfolio of photovoltaic services.




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