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Soft Toy Safety Regulations: What You Need To Know

Stuffed toys are an extremely popular consumer good. The global stuffed animal & plush toys market size was valued at USD 7.98 billion in 2018 and is forecasted to have continuous growth year on year.  However, there are several regulations in place to act as a safeguard to ensure product quality and safety are upheld… Continue reading Soft Toy Safety Regulations: What You Need To Know

Formula E Achieves ISO 20121 Recertification

SGS recently presented ISO 20121 recertification to Formula E, reinforcing their commitment to delivering world-class events whilst prioritizing sustainable development through economic prosperity, social inclusivity and environmental protection. As the only all-electric FIA motorsport World Championship, Formula E creates a unique technological innovation environment. This enables many of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, including Jaguar… Continue reading Formula E Achieves ISO 20121 Recertification

California, USA Prohibits Deceptive or Misleading Recyclability Claims

SAFEGUARDS | Consumer ProductsNO. 148/21   On October 5, 2021, California’s Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 343 (Truth in Labeling for Recyclable Materials) prohibiting a person from offering for sale, selling, distributing or importing into the state of California any product or packaging with recyclability claims unless they are truthful in practice and accurate. A… Continue reading California, USA Prohibits Deceptive or Misleading Recyclability Claims

SGS Extends GLP Service in France

Seed and Crop News | SGS Updates GLP-accredited since 2012, the Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray field test site operates alongside its neighboring Laboratoire de Rouen, which itself has enjoyed GLP accreditation since 1997. Employees at these two facilities work together to conduct physical/chemical studies; ecotoxicology and biodegradability tests; studies on behavior in water, soil and air; residue studies;… Continue reading SGS Extends GLP Service in France

China Releases an updated Product Standard for Jackets–FZ/T 81008-2021

SAFEGUARDS | SoftlinesNO. 147/21   The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued its industry standard FZ/T 81008-2021<Jackets>. Included in No. 6 announcement on the approved industry standards in 2021, this new standard replaced the previous version, FZ/T 81008-2011 and became effective on July 1, 2021. Scope This document is applicable to jackets which… Continue reading China Releases an updated Product Standard for Jackets–FZ/T 81008-2021

SGS Opens New State-of-the-Art Site for Clinical Research in Antwerp, Belgium

Clinical Research News | Early Phase I-IIa In this modern, innovative and sustainable facility, unique in Europe, SGS is contributing to the creation of a healthier and safer society. The newly built SGS CPU, aimed at early phase research, is strategically located next to the University Hospital of Antwerp (UZA) and highlights SGS’s vision to… Continue reading SGS Opens New State-of-the-Art Site for Clinical Research in Antwerp, Belgium

China Releases Supervision and Administration Provisions on Children’s Cosmetics

SAFEGUARDS | Cosmetics, Personal Care & HouseholdNO. 144/21   China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) issued Notice No. 123, Supervision and Administration Provisions on Children Cosmetics, on October 8, 2021. This newly released regulation consists of 22 articles. The followings requirements are highlighted:  Children’s cosmetic products means products used for children under 12 years old… Continue reading China Releases Supervision and Administration Provisions on Children’s Cosmetics

Colombia Issues Resolution for Food Contact Glass and Ceramics

SAFEGUARDS | HardgoodsNO. 143/21   In September 2021, Colombia’s Ministry of Health and Social Protection (Ministerio de Salud y de Protección Social) published Resolution No. 1440/2021 (Resolución Número 1440 de 2021 (Sep. 20, 2021)) to establish the technical regulation on tableware and articles of glass, ceramic or glass-ceramic that are intended to come into contact… Continue reading Colombia Issues Resolution for Food Contact Glass and Ceramics

How FDA’s OTC Ruling Will Fuel The Hearables Revolution

The long-awaited FDA guidelines for the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Law were finally released last week. The move by the FDA will break a 50-year stronghold that a handful of players have had on the hearing aid market and on the pocketbooks of those millions of Americans who need relief from hearing loss but have… Continue reading How FDA’s OTC Ruling Will Fuel The Hearables Revolution

C-TPAT Compliance Audit & Requirements

Have you ever heard about C TPAT AUDIT? If yes, you can move on to other sites, but if that’s what you need to know, this article should check out until the end. Here we will let you know all the insightful details of c-tpat compliance, its requirements, and other related things. Read this article… Continue reading C-TPAT Compliance Audit & Requirements