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New York State Governor Signs 1,4-Dioxane Bill Restricting Its Use in Household Products On December 9, 2019, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed S.4389-B/A.6295-A, limiting the use of 1,4-Dioxane in Consumer Products. New limits will take effect on cosmetic products as of 2022, alongside personal care and household products. December 13, 2019 Updates
We've Become One of the APSCA's First Full Member Firms As founding member, we're committed to the APSCA mission to enhance professionalism, consistency and credibility of social compliance auditing. December 12, 2019 Business News
Food Contact Bamboo and Melamine Products Continue to Face Challenges in Europe Composite materials containing bamboo and melamine-formaldehyde resin are facing scrutiny in the EU. Recent risk assessments by the German Federal Institute of Risk Assessment (BfR) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reconfirm specific migration issues and use of questionable additives. December 11, 2019 Updates
Accreditation for Luminaire Testing in India Our team in Bengaluru are proud to announce new ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation for the testing of electric light units. December 10, 2019 Business News
Enantioselective Approach for PPP Residue Studies Developed Our new residue study approach, developed following publication of EFSA guidance, proves whether there is enantiomeric conversion during the metabolization phase in crops. December 9, 2019 Business News
Expansion of Agricultural Testing and Analysis Capabilities in Germany Alongside the creation of a new GLP microbiology lab for biopesticide studies, we increased the capabilities of our GLP residue lab. December 9, 2019 Business News
The ASEAN Updates the Trace Limit for 1,4-Dioxane in Cosmetics ASEAN Guidelines on Limits of Contaminants for Cosmetics is updated to version 3.0 with the addition of trace impurity limits. The limit of 1,4-dioxane will come into force on June 19, 2020 and June 19, 2023. December 6, 2019 Updates
EU Updates the Use of Nano Titanium Dioxide in Cosmetics with a Warning On November 6, 2019, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2019/1857 amending Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009. An entry on requirements for Titanium dioxide and its nano form are amended. December 6, 2019 Updates
European Commission Restricted the Use of 4-(3-ethoxy-4-hydroxyphenyl) butan-2-one On 6 November 2019, European Commission published a Regulation (EU) 2019/1858 for amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 and allow the use of one more preservative Hydroxyethoxyphenyl Butanone (HEPB) in cosmetic products. December 6, 2019 Updates
Thailand Proposes Mandatory Standard for Pacifiers Thailand is proposing a mandatory standard for pacifiers to meet modern-day safety requirements. Comments are accepted until January 18, 2020. December 5, 2019 Updates