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Aluminium Water Bottle

Brazil Revises Technical Regulation for Food Contact Metals and Alloys

Brazil has transposed Mercosur/GMC/RES. No. 48/2023 on food contact metals and alloys into its national law. The provisions in the revised technical regulation will become effective on October 29, 2024.
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Switzerland Bans PFHxS and PFHxS-Related Compounds

Switzerland has banned the manufacture and use of PFHxS, its salts and PFHxS-related compounds. This ban became effective in November 2023.
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Container Ship in Rough Sea

Episode Two of The Crew's Mess Deck Is Now Live

Learn about mariners' well-being aboard commercial ships, as we discuss the evolution of conditions from the old days to the present.
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Man Reading Nutrition Label on Fresh Juice Bottle in Supermarket

EU Consults over Quality Control Rules for Food Contact Plastics

The EU has initiated a consultation over its proposed revision to the food contact plastic and GMP regulations. Comments are being accepted until April 15, 2024.
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Athletes Eating Healthy Food

Brazil Consults Over Two Proposals for Food Contact Materials

Brazil has initiated two consultations to revise the positive lists for certain food contact materials and articles.
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Variety of food in a take away

SGS Food Contact Product Certification Mark Expansion

An expanded product range and global market reach means our FCM Certification Mark fits your TIC needs when and where you need them.
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Artificial Intelligence on Interface Network Connection

SGS Live: Trustworthy AI – Privacy and security

Our experts explore the unique challenges of AI security and privacy, examining how advancements in cryptography and privacy-enhancing technologies now safeguard data. Watch the video.
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Cooking Pan

Washington, USA, Becomes First State to Ban Lead in Cookware

The US state of Washington has enacted legislation to regulate lead in cookware. The restrictions will become effective on January 1, 2026.
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Japan Issues Guidelines on Import Bans for Products Containing Class I Specified Chemicals

Japan has published a guideline in English to assist stakeholders with, inter alia, the import ban on specific products containing class I specified chemical substances.
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Scientist Using Flask to Mix Chemicals

California Proposes Ban on Bisphenols and PFAS in Certain Children’s Products

California has issued a proposal to regulate bisphenols and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in two categories of children’s products. The proposed restrictions would become effective on January 1, 2025.
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