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EU Proposes New Legislation for Food Contact Recycled Plastics

The EU has informed the WTO of its intention to replace its legislation on food contact recycled plastics. The new law would enter into force in July 2022.

California Proposition 65: OEHHA Consults Over Proposed Revisions to Short Form Warnings

California has issued proposed amendments to short-form clear and reasonable warnings. Comments will be accepted until January 14, 2022.

SGS Joins the Sustainable Leather Foundation (SLF) as a Contributing Partner

SGS is pleased to announce it has joined the Sustainable Leather Foundation (SLF) as a Contributing Partner.

In Tests a Majority of Products Sold Online Were Found to Violate EU Chemical Laws

ECHA’s Forum REF-8 project report has found most of the 5,730 products inspected, which were sold online, breached CLP, REACH and/or BPR regulations. The project resulted in more than 5,000 enforcement actions.

US Senate Introduces Bill to Protect Children from Ingesting Button Batteries

Bill S.3278 “Reese’s Law” has been introduced in the US Senate to protect children and other consumers against hazards associated with the accidental ingestion of button cell or coin batteries.

New York State Officializes a Bill on Seasonal & Decorative Lighting Products Containing Lead

On November 30, 2021, New York’s State Governor signed a Bill regarding labeling requirements for seasonal and decorative lighting products with an electrical cord casing containing more than 100 ppm lead content. The effective date will be February 28, 2022.

EU Expands CMR Lists Under REACH

The lists of CMR substances under Annex XVII of REACH have been expanded. The provisions will be implemented in two phases, starting March 1, 2022.

SGS Achieves Leadership Position on CDP 2021 Assessment

CDP has recognized SGS for tackling climate change and managing climate risks across our operations, awarding us an A- score on our 2021 assessment.