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Quality Assurance for Sports Nutrition Products We describe the variety of sports nutrition products and explain the importance of maintaining quality. July 31, 2019 Features
Beating the Alcoholic Beverage Counterfeiters SGS experts look at the ways fraudsters counterfeit alcoholic drinks and how isotope analysis can be used to verify authenticity. July 31, 2019 Features
European Commission Publishes Guide to Interpreting EN 14682:2014 on Cords & Drawstrings in Children’s Clothes The 2014 revision of EN 14682 prompted the need for additional guidance on the technical aspects of garment design. Children's clothing, like adult clothing, is highly fashionable, resulting in changing garment styles. The aim of this Technical Report is to assist all stakeholders in this fast changing and inventive industry. July 26, 2019 Updates
Food Contact Products Containing Bamboo Come Under Scrutiny by Market Surveillance in Europe Composite materials containing bamboo powder and melamine are facing strong headwinds on the EU market. Several issues, including excessive migration of formaldehyde and melamine, misleading advertising and use of potentially non-authorized additives have caught the attention of market surveillance and consumer stakeholders. July 26, 2019 Updates
First Accredited FSMA FSVP Certification Issued in China SGS has issued the first accredited FSMA FSVP certificate in China to Yantai Shuangta Food Co. Ltd. July 26, 2019 Business News
2019 Focus On Black Sea As the new season gets underway our inspectors and agronomists are working across the Black Sea region to assess potential yields and assure quality in the fields. July 24, 2019 Features
The US CPSC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Gates and Enclosures On July 8, 2019, the US CPSC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Safety Standard for Gates and Enclosures (16 CFR 1239) July 24, 2019 Updates
Turkey Proposes Strengthening of Toy Safety Regulation Turkey is proposing to align its chemical requirements for toys with those in the European Union (EU). The amendment would be implemented in phases starting six months after publication in the Official Gazette July 23, 2019 Updates
EU Proposes to Expand Lead Restrictions Under Reach The EU has informed the WTO of its intention to amend the restriction of lead falling under entry 63 to Annex XVII of REACH. Upon publication in the Official Journal, the provisions will be implemented in phases starting two years after the date of entry into force. July 23, 2019 Updates
RoHS II Transitional Period Ends on July 22, 2019 For All Electric Toys and Any Other EEE Directive 2011/65/EU was published on June 8, 2011. Products that previously had been excluded from the RoHS scope need to become compliant before July 22, 2019. July 22, 2019 Updates