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U.S. FTC Retains Care Labelling Requirement for Apparel

SAFEGUARDS | SoftlinesNO. 123/21   The U.S. Care Labelling Rule has been in effect since 1971 and requires manufacturers and importers to attach labels to garments and certain textile goods providing clear and accurate care instructions, including dry cleaning or washing, bleaching, drying and ironing. In July 2020, the Commission voted to propose repealing this… Continue reading U.S. FTC Retains Care Labelling Requirement for Apparel

Brazil Issues Legislation for Baby Bottles and Teats

SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile ProductsNO. 126/21   In May 2021, Brazil’s Ministry of Economy/National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Ministério da Economia/Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia, Inmetro) published Ordinance No. 216 of May 5, 2021 (Portaria No. 216, de 5 de Maio de 2021) approving the consolidated conformity assessment requirements for… Continue reading Brazil Issues Legislation for Baby Bottles and Teats

U.S. California DTSC Adopts Carpets and Rugs that contain PFAS as Priority Product

SAFEGUARDS | SoftlinesNO. 125/21   Businesses in California that manufacture, import, distribute, sell, or assemble carpets and rugs containing PFAS have until August 30, 2021 to provide DTSC a Priority Product Notification (PPN)  and will need to submit additional analyses and one of the documents listed below by December 28, 2021. a Chemical Removal Intent/Confirmation… Continue reading U.S. California DTSC Adopts Carpets and Rugs that contain PFAS as Priority Product

Release of IFRA 50th Amendment

SAFEGUARDS | Cosmetics, Personal Care & HouseholdNO. 124/21   Notification of the 50th amendment to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Standards was released on June 30, 2021. There is only one update to the Standards and only one new prohibition of substance – which is mintlactone (CAS No. 13341-72-5).  According to the notice, implementation timelines… Continue reading Release of IFRA 50th Amendment

SGS Collaborates with ECCRT for Pharmacy Team GMP Training

Clinical Research News | Life Sciences This collaboration will ensure the SGS Pharmacy team is always up to date with the latest standards and highest international requirements to better serve our customers globally. ECCRT will provide qualitative training and educational materials across multiple domains, including Good Practices (GxP), Quality Assurance (QA) and Risk Management. ECCRT… Continue reading SGS Collaborates with ECCRT for Pharmacy Team GMP Training

EU Safety Agency Sets Sights on Ocean Shipping Pollution

The European Maritime Safety Agency warned in a report this week that emissions from ocean shipping need to be greatly reduced if Europe wants to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. “Maritime transport activity in the EU is an essential element of global trade and the economy and is therefore highly globalized,” the executive summary of…… Continue reading EU Safety Agency Sets Sights on Ocean Shipping Pollution

Passing ISO 9001 re-certification with flying colours: Kirkstall Precision Engineering and Access FactoryMaster combine for success

Kirkstall Precision Engineering recently underwent an ISO 9001 re-certification, their first since implementing a new MRP system, Access FactoryMaster. The Manufacturer’s James Devonshire sat down with Iqbal Bahia, Operations Director at Kirkstall, to learn more about the audit, Access FactoryMaster’s role and what’s next for the precision engineering firm. For decades, Kirkstall Precision Engineering has… Continue reading Passing ISO 9001 re-certification with flying colours: Kirkstall Precision Engineering and Access FactoryMaster combine for success

Smart Quality Services helping Construction Businesses Benefit from Implementing ISO Standards

The construction industry is characterised by complex supply chains, formalised procurement processes and a strong focus around health and safety. Implementing ISO management systems have a proven role in helping drive best practice and improved efficiencies, ensuring increased controls over health and safety and sustainability and to stimulating business growth through enabling successful outcomes in… Continue reading Smart Quality Services helping Construction Businesses Benefit from Implementing ISO Standards

EU Restricts the Use of Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol and Dihydroxyacetone in Cosmetics

SAFEGUARDS | Cosmetics, Personal Care & HouseholdNO. 122/21   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 (CAS No. 96-26-4) in cosmetic products.  In response to the SCCS/1554/15 opinion which concludes that the use of Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol at a concentration… Continue reading EU Restricts the Use of Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol and Dihydroxyacetone in Cosmetics

SGS and V-Label Launch Partnership, Bringing the Vegan and Vegetarian Mark to a Global Audience

Hot Source | Agriculture and Food Increasing consumer awareness of health, animal welfare and environmental issues has driven the rapid growth in the consumption of vegan and vegetarian foods – a trend that is expected to continue, and even accelerate. Recent research predicts that the global plant-based vegan market will grow to $4.2 billion by… Continue reading SGS and V-Label Launch Partnership, Bringing the Vegan and Vegetarian Mark to a Global Audience