Oct 02, 2014
Product recalls, the management practice of last resort, fluctuate from year to year. Related notifications increased again in 2013 in the US, but bucking the recent global trend, notifications in the EU fell by 8.8%.
Oct 01, 2014
Statistical data in recent years has shown a slowdown in the China textile and apparel export growth and a gradual blossom of the domestic market. These changes have resulted in more enterprises focusing on the domestic consumption market.
Sep 30, 2014
Safety, efficacy and confidence are crucial to consumers in the disposable hygiene sector. Quality assurance and performance testing ensures that products in everyday use are strong, flexible and reliable.
Sep 29, 2014
Robust regulations and requirements for toys and toy safety in the European Union and USA are impacting product recall notifications and leading to an increase in market surveillance.
Sep 26, 2014
Most food exporters, importers, manufacturers, packers, distributors, food service operators and retailers have recall programs to remove from the marketplace products that have some form of hazard.
Sep 25, 2014
SGS will participate as an exhibitor at MEDICA 2014, taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, November 15–23. Thanks to its strengthened position in the Medical Devices industry, SGS will present at MEDICA 2014 an expanded inspection.
Sep 22, 2014
A completely new method for phthalates in toys and children’s products has been published. It is based on a Chinese method and is intended to be used as a method standard in conformity assessments.
Sep 19, 2014
In May 2014, an international standard ISO 14389:2014 Textiles – Determination of phthalate content – Tetrahydrofuran method was published and supersedes the European standard EN 15777:2009 which was withdrawn in July 2014.
Sep 18, 2014
On 19 August 2014, Regulation (EU) No 895/2014 amending Annex XIV of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (1).
Sep 17, 2014
Effective from 21 August 2014, Canada requires all mechanically tenderized beef to be clearly labeled as “mechanically tenderized” and include instructions for safe cooking. (1)