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Thailand Mandates Labeling for Liquid-Containing Mobile Phone and Tablet Cases Thailand publishes legislation mandating labeling requirements for liquids in cases for mobile phones and tablet computers (tablets). These measures became effective on July 7, 2018. August 14, 2018 Updates
Europe Restricts the Use of Tagetes Erecta, Tagetes Minuta and Tagetes Patula Extracts and Oils European Commission prohibits the use of Tagetes erecta flower extract and Tagetes erecta flower oil, and at the same time restricts the use of Tagetes minuta and patula extracts and flower oils in cosmetic products. August 13, 2018 Updates
New York State Proposes to Expand BPA Prohibition The US state of New York introduced a proposal to expand existing legislation that prohibits BPA in childcare products. If signed into law, the new measures will become effective on December 31, 2019. August 10, 2018 Updates
SGS Hospitality Experience & Food Safety Forum in Sanya, China SGS successfully held the Hospitality Experience and Food Safety Forum in Sanya, China to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the hotel industry. August 9, 2018 Business News
Medical Device Regulation and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation eLearning Courses Launched Further your knowledge of the EU Medical Device and EU In Vitro Diagnostic Regulations with our eLearning Courses. Find out more. August 9, 2018 Business News
SGS Launches Hospitality Experience Program Malaysia A new property audit solution to optimize the guest experience. August 9, 2018 Business News
BBQ Enamelled Grills Can Release Unsafe Amounts of Heavy Metals into Food A study by German authorities of enamelled cooking grates was conducted to investigate on the release of several metals during food preparation. It showed that several products available on the market release unsafe amounts of nickel and arsenic into food. August 9, 2018 Updates
California Proposition 65 Reformulation of DEHP in Consumer Products A number of Prop 65 settlements involving DEHP have been reached for a wide variety of products. The parties in many of these settlements agreed to reformulate DEHP to less than or equal to 0.1%. Many of the settlements also allow the use of a Prop 65 warning as an alternative. August 9, 2018 Updates
California Proposition 65 Reformulation of Chemicals in Consumer Products Several Prop 65 settlements have been reached for a variety of products. Some of these require a warning as part of the agreement. August 9, 2018 Updates
European Cucumber Salmonella Poisoning Annually Europe is experiencing a rise in cases of Salmonella poisoning linked to the use of cucumbers in ready-to-eat foods. Without a clear source of contamination, SGS is reminding manufacturers of the importance of quality assurance and staying informed about food compliance to help ensure their products are safe to consume. August 8, 2018 Features