Dec 19, 2014
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.
Dec 18, 2014
On 14 October 2014, the Notice of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology approved amendments for 2 standards, No.1 amendment note for QB/T 1333-2010 and No.1 amendment note for QB/T 2155-2010
Dec 17, 2014
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.
Dec 16, 2014
From the moment the EU RoHS Directive came into force, market surveillance authorities have been identifying and taking action against various types of inaccurate, misleading or fraudulent substance declarations.
Dec 15, 2014
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.
Dec 12, 2014
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).
Dec 11, 2014
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).
Dec 10, 2014
In October 2014, the European Union (EU) published four Commission Regulations, amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 on maximum residue levels (MRLs) of pesticides in or on certain products.
Dec 09, 2014
The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has recently published the toy safety standard EN 71-3:2013+A1:2014 incorporating corrigenda July 2013 and October 2014. The amendment provides changes to procedures for sample preparation.
Dec 08, 2014
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.