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Food Exports and the US’s Reduction in Biotechnology Regulations A look at how the US reduction in oversight for food and feed products using biotechnologically changed products may impact exports. June 22, 2020 Features
AATCC Releases Textile Face Covering Draft Guidance AATCC collaborates with SGS and other industry stakeholders to draft textile face covering guidance. June 22, 2020 Updates
HRS and SGS Establish New Hygiene Protocol for Global Hotel Industry The Clean & Safe Protocol sets a clear standard, enabling hotels to showcase their enhancements to guest health protection for corporate procurement and booking activities. June 21, 2020 Business News
Japan Publishes Positive List for Food Contact Synthetic Resin Materials and Articles Japan has published its Positive List for food contact materials and articles made with synthetic resins. The amendments became effective on June 1, 2020, with a 5-year transitional period. June 21, 2020 Updates
South Korea Revises Standards and Specifications for Food Contact Materials and Articles South Korea has incorporated, among other things, volatile organic matter into its standards and specifications for food contact materials and articles. The revisions became effective on May 29, 2020. June 18, 2020 Updates
SGS is an Approved Verifier for Climate Bonds Initiative SGS can now assess whether issuer and green bonds meet the requirements for certification against the Climate Bonds Standard. June 18, 2020 Business News
Serbia Issues Rule Book on Toy Safety Serbia has published a set of rules for toy safety to ensure a high level of protection of human health. Toys have until November 9, 2020 to conform with the new requirements. June 17, 2020 Updates
China Postpones Implementation of New Non-Powered Air Purifying Particle Respirator Standard GB 2626-2019 China issued an updated version of its mandatory national standard GB 2626-2019 Respiratory Protection – Non-powered Air-purifying Particle Respirator. The implementation date of the standard was postponed by one year to July 1, 2021. June 17, 2020 Updates
SGS Becomes Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group Member The SCCG is responsible for advising the European Commission and ENISA on strategic issues regarding cybersecurity certification and assisting the EC in preparing the Union rolling work program. June 16, 2020 Business News
Glice Partners with SGS to Verify Hygiene and Disinfection Protocols We are working with the market leader for eco-friendly synthetic ice to ensure that their products comply with the highest hygiene standards. June 16, 2020 Business News