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Scientific Advice with Regulators Learn about the possibilities offered by regulators for discussion and how to make the most of them. March 21, 2018 Business News
US Legislation Update: Flame Retardants in Consumer Products A number of states in the US have introduced bills to restrict certain flame retardants in consumer products. The scope of products and types of flame retardant are jurisdiction dependent. March 19, 2018 Updates
EU – ECHA Launches First SVHC Consultation in 2018 on Eight Proposals On March 8, 2018, ECHA opened the first 2018 public consultation on eight potential SVHCs. March 19, 2018 Updates
China Releases New Standards for Men’s suits and Coats– GB/T 2664-2017 and Women’s Suits and Coats– GB/T 2665-2017 China has issued a revised version of its national standard for Men’s suits and coats– GB/T 2664-2017 and Women’s suits and coats– GB/T 2665-2017. The revised standard will become effective on July 1, 2018. March 19, 2018 Updates
SGS 2017 Sustainability Report Our Sustainability Report details our approach to sustainability and our performance in 2017. March 19, 2018 Global Corporate News
EU to Amend Maximum Residue Levels for Pesticides in Certain Products On January 16, 2018, the European Union announced three Commission Regulations amending Annexes II, III and IV to Directive 2005/396/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to MRLs for pesticide in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin. March 15, 2018 Updates
Testing for Plastic Particles in Bottled Drinking Water Following recent research around synthetic polymer contamination in bottled water, SGS mobilizes its international network of ISO 17025 accredited laboratories to support the consumer water industry. March 15, 2018 Business News
ISO 45001 Standard Published The long-awaited Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard, ISO 45001, has now been published. Find out more. March 12, 2018 Business News
California Defines Pet Plastic to Facilitate Recycling The US state of California provided a definition for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic to assist the separation of materials prior to recycling. The law will become effective on October 1, 2018. March 12, 2018 Updates
US Additional Guidance Documents to New Nutritional Facts Panel The US FDA finalized four guidance documents and issued one draft guidance document regarding the new nutrition facts panel and labeling. The draft relates to the declaration of added sugars for honey, maple syrup and certain cranberry products. March 9, 2018 Updates