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SGS Publishes SafeGuardS Covering China’s New Standard for Children’s Leather Sandals
SGS issues a SafeGuardS looking at China’s new product standard for children’s leather sandals – QB/T 4546-2021.

May 31, 2022

SGS Publishes Overview of China’s New Product Standard for Children's Athletic Shoes
SGS issues a SafeGuardS looking at China’s new products standard for children’s athletic shoes – QB/T 4331-2021.

May 31, 2022

Ten gift ideas to thoroughly spoil your mum
Online artisan food and drink marketplace Melted Inside provides ten delicious ways to treat your mum on Mother's Day - and there's a special offer!

February 24, 2022

Ten gift ideas to thoroughly spoil your mum
Online artisan food and drink market offers ten delicious ways to indulge your mum this Mothering Sunday - and there's a special offer!

February 24, 2022

SGS Review of California Prop 65 Settlement Agreements for Lead in Consumer Goods
A look at California Prop 65 settlement agreements involving lead in a variety of consumer goods.

January 26, 2022

SGS Publishes Summaries of Multiple California Prop 65 Reformulation of Phthalates Settlement Agreements
A look at several California Proposition 65 settlement agreements for phthalate(s) in consumer goods.

January 26, 2022

Food Contact Inks and Varnishes Regulated in Germany
A look at new German restrictions on printing inks and varnishes in food contact materials and articles.

January 11, 2022

Food Contact Resolutions Updated in Mercosur
A look at Mercosur updates to their regulations covering food contact materials and articles.

December 9, 2021

New Standards for Food Contact Materials and Articles in South Korea
A look at the latest specifications for food contact materials and articles in South Korea.

December 9, 2021

EU Updates List of Standards for Presumption of Conformity with Toy Safety Directive
A look at changes to the list of standards for presumption of conformity with the European Toy Safety Directive.

December 2, 2021

EU Proposes New Restriction on Hexachlorobenzene
A look at European Union proposals to set a limit value for hexachlorobenzene under the POP Recast Regulation.

December 2, 2021

Amendments To Oregon’s Toxic-Free Kids Act Proposed
A look at the proposals to amend the US state of Oregon’ Toxic-Free Kids Act.

December 2, 2021

Formaldehyde in Composite Wood Products – An expert guide to North American standards
Exploring North American legislation on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products.

November 29, 2021

New School Article Regulations for Brazilian Markets
A look at Brazil’s new ordinance detailing the consolidated conformity assessment requirements for school articles.

November 23, 2021

California Governor Signs Truth in Labeling for Recyclable Materials Bill
A look at Californian Senate Bill 343 that prohibits untruthful, deceptive, or misleading claims relating to product or packaging recyclability.

November 17, 2021

China Updates Industry Product Standard for Jackets
A look at China’s updated industry product standard for jackets – FZ/T 81008-2021.

November 10, 2021

New Chinese Product Standard for Infant and Children’s Knitted Garments
A look at China’s new national product standard for infant and children’s knitted garments – GB/T 39508-2020.

November 10, 2021

SGS Explains How E-Valuator® Helps Governments Beat International Trade Fraud
A look at the problem of international trade fraud and how digitalization is helping governments and customs authorities beat the criminals.

November 5, 2021

SGS Expert Looks at the Issue of Sustainability in the Electronics Industry
A look at the problem of sustainability in the electronics industry and the solutions that are available to improve recycling, reparability and energy efficiency.

November 5, 2021

SGS Publishes Article Looking at Accessing Gas Appliance Markets in North America
A look at the problem of gas appliance safety and the ways manufacturers can successfully access North American markets.

November 5, 2021

SGS Expert Explains How Digitalization Is Helping Clothing Manufacturers Choose the Right Color
A look at the issues surrounding color approval in the textile industry and how digitalization is simplifying the process.

November 5, 2021

Food Contact Plastics in a Circular Economy Webinar
A complimentary webinar on European regulations for renewable food contact materials.

November 3, 2021

Colombia Establishes New Technical Regulation for Food Contact Glass and Ceramics
A look at Colombia’s new technical regulation for food contact glass, ceramics and glass-ceramics.

November 3, 2021

SGS Gains ANSI Accreditation to provide Food Sanitation Testing and Certification to NSF/ANSI standards
ANSI grants accreditation to SGS to provide third-party certification of NSF/ANSI standards.

October 29, 2021

SGS Expands Filtration Performance Testing Capability in China following A2LA Accreditation
A look at SGS's expansion in filtration services at their laboratory in Suzhou, China.

October 29, 2021

New Packaging Waste Sorting Icons for French Markets
A look at France’s new info-tri (sorting information) for consumer product packaging.

October 26, 2021

Join SGS’s Food Contact Materials Webinar – Understanding the Latest Updates on Global Requirements
A complimentary webinar from SGS exploring the latest global updates on food contact materials regulations.

October 21, 2021

California Adopts New Food Contact Packaging Restrictions and Cookware Labeling Requirements
A look at new Californian cookware labeling requirements and PFAS restrictions for food packaging.

October 20, 2021

California Introduces Restrictions on PFAS in Juvenile Products
A look at new California restrictions on PFAS in juvenile products.

October 20, 2021

Denmark Updates POP Legislation
A look at updates to legislation on persistent organic pollutants in Denmark.

October 18, 2021

Toy Books Come Under Scope of Georgian Toy Safety Technical Regulation
SGS publishes summary of recent Georgian updates to toy safety regulation – Resolution No. 47/2020.

October 14, 2021

Oregon revises Toxic-Free Kids Act to Clarify Reporting Requirements for Children’s Products
A look at Oregon’s Temporary Administrative Order, which revises the Toxic-Free Kids Act. This temporary rule is effective between August 26, 2021, and February 21, 2022.

October 14, 2021

France Introduces New Packaging Signage Requirements
A look at the French government reform – Decree 2021-835 – to the logos required on packaging and products following the passing of the AGEC Law.

October 13, 2021

India Consults Over Proposal to Strengthen Food Contact Regulations
A look at India’s proposal to expand the number of substances in food contact plastics subject to specific migration limits.

October 13, 2021

Swedish Government Abandons Proposed Chemical Tax on Clothing and Footwear Products
A look at the repeal of Sweden’s proposed chemical tax on clothing and footwear.

October 12, 2021

Home textiles: a webinar on comfort, compliance and innovation from SGS
A complimentary webinar for home textile product designers and managers.

October 8, 2021

Utah Requires Sterilization Permit Number on Quilted Clothing Labeling
A look Utah state’s requirement for quilted clothing textile labels to carry a sterilization permit number from January 1, 2022.

October 6, 2021

SGS showcases expanded PPE services at A+A 2021 Dusseldorf
SGS will be exhibiting at A+A 2021 Dusseldorf, promoting a wide range of services for the PPE industry at one of Europe’s biggest trade fairs.

October 6, 2021

Guidelines for Natural and Synthetic Rubber Commodities Published in Germany
A look at the German BfR’s three recent recommendations for natural and synthetic rubber commodities.

October 5, 2021

SGS Vietnam Recognized by ZDHC Foundation for ZDHC MRSL Level 1 Conformance
SGS is pleased to announce the expansion of its Chemical MRSL conformance services into Vietnam following lab recognition from ZDHC Foundation.

October 5, 2021

SGS Complimentary Webinar: Mold Prevention in the Softlines Supply Chain
SGS presents a complimentary webinar on mold in the footwear and leather supply chain: its causes and how to prevent it.

September 30, 2021

SGS Complimentary Webinar: Mold Prevention in the Softlines Supply Chain
SGS presents a complimentary webinar on mold in the footwear and leather supply chain: its causes and how to prevent it.

September 30, 2021

ECHA Launches SVHC Consultation Over Four Substances
A look at the ECHA’s latest consultation on potential SVHCs to be added to the Candidate List.

September 28, 2021

California Prop 65 Notices Issued Over BPA in Socks
A look at the first California Prop 65 60-day notices to be issued in relation to BPA in textiles.

September 28, 2021

SGS Hosts the 2021 Juvenile Products Safety Forum
A series of complimentary webinars on the latest global regulatory requirements for children’s products.

September 27, 2021

UK Extends Period CE Marking is Accepted in Great Britain
A look at the UK Government extension to the period CE marking will be accepted in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales).

September 23, 2021

New Test Method for Fiber Shedding Released by AATCC
A look at AATCC’s new fiber fragmentation test method TM212-2021.

September 22, 2021

SGS Publishes Summary of Updates to Brazilian Baby Bottle and Teat Ordinance
SGS experts summarize changes to the Brazilian ordinance for baby bottles and teats.

September 17, 2021

Carpets and Rugs Containing PFAS Made Priority Product in California
A look at California requirements for carpets and rugs containing PFAS.

September 16, 2021

US FTC Retains Care Labeling Rule After Consultation
A look at the US FTC’s decision to retain its Care Labeling Rule for apparel and certain textile goods.

September 15, 2021

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