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Minnesota, USA, Strengthens Flame Retardant Law and Bans PFAS Chemicals in Firefighting Foams Minnesota has approved measures to expand its existing law on flame retardants and to prohibit PFAS chemicals in firefighting foams. The new law on flame retardants will be implemented in phases, starting July 21, 2021. June 11, 2019 Updates
Information of Samples Sending to Turkey for Testing Turkish Customs requires all samples sent to Turkey for testing to have the specified actual content information on the consignment note and invoice, effective 15th May, 2019. June 10, 2019 Updates
California Proposition 65 – 60 Day-Notices on Hexavalent Chromium on Leather Products Six new California Proposition 65 60-day notices have recently been issued alleging that some brands and retailers are selling leather gloves in California that contain hexavalent chromium in violation of California Proposition 65. The notices serve as an intent to bring lawsuit against the recipients. June 10, 2019 Updates
World Food Safety Day 2019: SGS helps to ensure food safety Watch our video and learn about World Food Safety Day and how our testing and certification services are helping to ensure that the highest food safety standards are upheld. June 7, 2019 Features
EU Bans Hair Coloring Substance (2-chloro-p-phenylenediamine) and its Salts in Cosmetics On April 30, 2019, the European Commission published regulation (EU) 2019/681 to ban a hair coloring substance (2-chloro-p-phenylenediamine) and its salts in cosmetics. This regulation will come into force on May 22, 2019. June 6, 2019 Updates
World Accreditation Day 2019: Adding Value to Supply Chains On June 9, 2019, SGS celebrates World Accreditation Day to raise awareness of the need for universally recognized standards. Find out more. June 6, 2019 Business News
Colombia Updates Primary Battery Regulation Colombia has updated its regulation for primary batteries, new regulation (resolution 0721-2018) comes into force in July 2019. June 5, 2019 Updates
Rail Services Expand with Two New Accreditations in the Field of Rolling Stock Notified body (NoBo) and Designated Body (DeBo) accreditation from ENAC strengthens SGS's leadership and creates another rail competency center in Europe. June 4, 2019 Business News
U.S. Concerns on Microfiber Pollution Clothing made of synthetic materials are believed to shed microfibers during home laundry, and can easily migrate from household waste water ultimately into the ocean, causing environmental pollution. Some states have proposed bills to address the issue. June 3, 2019 Updates
California Proposes to Strengthen its Jewelry Law California is proposing to amend its Metal-Containing Jewelry law. The proposal includes a new definition for children’s jewelry and strengthening requirements for lead and cadmium. June 3, 2019 Updates