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UK Government Extends Deadline for Transitioning from CE Mark

All sectors, apart from medical devices (which has until June 2023), now have a further 12 months to transition from the CE mark to the new UKCA mark.

New Partnership Launches to Bring the Vegan and Vegetarian Mark to a Global Audience

A new partnership to provide a transparent stamp of quality for vegan and vegetarian consumers globally.

EU Restricts the Use of Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol and Dihydroxyacetone in Cosmetics

European Regulation (EU) 2021/1099, released on July 5, 2021, amends the requirements for the use of Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol (CAS No. 53936-56-4) and Dihydroxyacetone (96-26-4) in cosmetic products.

Peru Consults Over Proposal to Ban BPA in Food Contact Varnishes and Coatings for Young Children

Peru has launched a 90-day public consultation on a proposal to ban BPA in varnishes and coatings that are used in food contact materials and articles for infants and young children. Comments are accepted until September 2, 2021.

Santa Rosa, USA, Bans PFAS in Food Ware and Food Ware Accessories in Food Facilities

California’s City of Santa Rosa has become the latest jurisdiction to regulate PFAS in food contact materials and articles in food facilities. The new law will become effective on January 1, 2022.

Ensuring the Safety of Patients and Physicians

Introducing Helenice, a Technical Analyst in Electromedical Certification from SGS Brazil, who creates Value to Society by ensuring electromedical equipment is better and safer for patients and physicians.

Product Recall Trends in Connectivity: Q2 2021

Both the USA and EU saw a drop in unsafe product notifications for electrical & electronic products compared to the previous quarter.

Product Recall Trends in Hardlines: Q2 2021

Q2 2021 recalls for hardlines products showed an increase in both the EU and USA against the first quarter of the year.