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New SGS Cocoa Grading Facility Opens in Amsterdam

SGS has opened a new state-of-the-art cocoa grading facility in Amsterdam.

New Palm Oil Test Lab Opens in Malaysia

In Malaysia, SGS has opened a new agricultural laboratory. Located in Bintulu, Sarawak, this new facility is approved by the MPOB (Malaysia Palm Oil Board) to perform refined palm oil and crude palm oil testing according to the PORAM specification.

Canada's Grain Exports Up 5 Percent

Grain exports from Canada increase more than 5 percent despite challenging growing conditions in the 2014-15 season.

Bumper Crop Boosts Tunisia's Olive Oil Exports

Excellent growing conditions delivered a record breaking olive crop in Tunisia this year. As a result, exports have soared.

Grain and Pulse Forecasts for Russia and Ukraine

Crop yields remain strong in Russia and Ukraine for 2015. A slight decrease on 2014 is offset by a general trend towards growth, as seen over the last five years.

Capesize Inspection in the USA

SGS will inspect and verify the world’s largest corn vessel and its cargo before it sails for Saudi Arabia.

SGS Ukraine Expands Laboratory Capabilities

In 2014, SGS invested in GMO, pesticides residues and dioxin testing to better serve Ukraine’s growing agrarian economy.

Global Palm Oil Market Update

Driven by the food and biodiesel industries, global palm oil production has grown exponentially in recent years.

SGS Invests to Improve Grain Services at Klaipeda

SGS is at the forefront of efforts to add assurance and quality control to its agriculture services in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

First GMP+ and B10 Certified Laboratory in France

We acheive accreditation against the new GMP+ FSA (Feed Safety Assurance) scheme.