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Detecting & Preventing Coffee Fraud

Discover why coffee fraud is on the rise and how SGS enables global players to detect – and prevent – coffee fraud.

Oregon, USA, Issues Temporary Administrative Order to Clarify Reporting Requirements for Children’s Products

The US state of Oregon has published a Temporary Administrative Order to revise its Toxic-Free Kids Act. This temporary rule is effective between August 26, 2021 and February 21, 2022.

SGS Celebrates 80 Years of Delivering Renowned Metallurgy to the Global Mining Industry

Our Lakefield laboratory in Ontario, Canada has been serving the global mining industry since 1941.

EU – ECHA Launches Second 2021 SVHC Consultation on Four Proposals

On September 3, 2021, ECHA launched the second 2021 public consultation on four potential SVHCs. The Candidate List will expand to 223 if these proposals are accepted.

Committing to a Sustainable Future by Becoming a Member of the Gafta Sustainability Pledge

We’re proud to announce that SGS has qualified for the Gafta Sustainability Pledge.

U.S. California Prop 65 60-Day Notices on Bisphenol-A (BPA) in Socks

According to California Proposition 65, the California-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) sent 60-day notices to many companies in early September 2021 after testing showed BPA presence in socks at many times over the safe limit of the chemical. The socks of concern are made primarily of polyester with Spandex.

Germany’s BfR Issues Guidelines for Natural and Synthetic Rubber Commodities

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has issued three Recommendations for commodities made of rubber. These recommendations can be regarded as effective immediately.

Toy Updates: September 2021

Brexit is a fact, but what is actually changing when exporting toys to the UK?