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Jul 25, 2014
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)

Jul 24, 2014
The Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC has recently been amended to include the permitted use of nickel in toy components intended to conduct an electric current. The new Directive will take effect on 1 July 2015.

Jul 23, 2014
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).

Jul 21, 2014
The final report of the “Study for the review of the list of restricted substances under RoHS 2 – Analysis of impacts from a possible restriction of several new substances under RoHS 2” was published by Oeko-Institut e.V. on 26 May 2014 (1).

Jul 18, 2014
The European Commission harmonizes toy safety standards EN 71-1:2011 +A3:2014 and EN 71-2:2011 +A1:2014

Jul 17, 2014
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.

Jul 16, 2014
The Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC has recently been amended to include the restriction of bisphenol A (BPA) in certain toys. The new law will take effect on 21 December 2015.

Jul 15, 2014
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.

Jul 14, 2014
Consumer goods which contain listed aromatic amines originating from azo dyes are currently prohibited from manufacture and sale in many countries in the global marketplace.

Jul 11, 2014
The Wool Products Labeling Rules are effective on 7 July 2014.

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