Oct 24, 2014
A report by the global food source monitoring company Food Sentry ranked ‘excessive or illegal pesticide contamination’ as the number one risk to consumers from the 3,400 verified worldwide instances of food safety violations in 2013 (1).
Oct 22, 2014
After 30 years of consolidation and amendment, the EU is implementing the first major revision of its food labeling rules for a generation; EU Regulation 1169/2011 will apply to all food products from 13 December 2014.
Oct 21, 2014
France recently extended the restriction of formamide in toy puzzle mats for a further 12 months. The new law takes effect on 15 September 2014
Oct 20, 2014
In order to ensure the safety of cosmetic products for human health, the European Commission has adopted REGULATION (EU) No 358/2014 that prohibits the use of 5 parabens and limits the maximum concentrations of Triclosan in cosmetic products.
Oct 17, 2014
In August 2011, New York approved the ‘TRIS-Free Children and Babies Act’ to prohibit the use of tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate in childcare products and toys for children under three years of age. The law took effect in December 2013.(1)
Oct 16, 2014
On 19 September 2014 the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) released to the public the changes in four of the core Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules. (1)
Oct 15, 2014
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.
Oct 14, 2014
The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has published a revised toy report NPR-CEN/TR 15071: National translations of warnings and instructions for use in EN 71 series: 2014.
Oct 13, 2014
SGS provides an overview to help actors of the cosmetics and beauty industries understand the EU Cosmetic Product Safety Report.
Oct 09, 2014
SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Courtray Consulting SARL, a leading provider of performance testing, validation and expertise services in the global hygiene disposable industry.