Press Releases

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Jan 23, 2017, 5:28 PM
SGS launches a series of monthly webinars to help suppliers of borderline products – children’s cosmetics, cosmetic toys and promotional items – better understand and apply relevant EU regulations.Read more...
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Jan 23, 2017, 10:30 AM
Following a consultation period, the US FDA has issued a final rule prohibiting the use of 19 active ingredients in antibacterial soaps. The ruling becomes effective on September 6, 2017. Read more...
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Jan 22, 2017, 12:56 PM
The European Commission has placed greater restrictions on the use of Methylisothiazolinone in Cosmetic Products. The new rules came into force on August 11, 2016. Read more...
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Jan 21, 2017, 8:25 AM
The European Commission has amended Annex V of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 to create a separate category for mouthwashes and change the restrictions on Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl.Read more...
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Jan 20, 2017, 10:18 AM
On November 3, 2016, Dutch authorities published an amendment to the rules relating to food contact materials and articles. The new law came into force on January 1, 2017.Read more...
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Jan 19, 2017, 2:15 PM
The European Union (EU) has updated three standards linked to non-domestic furniture: EN 527-2:2016 Office tables, EN 12727:2016 Ranked seating and EN 15372:2016 Non-domestic tables.Read more...
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Jan 16, 2017, 10:58 AM
The European Union has implemented measures to restrict the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper from January 2, 2020. The new legislation has been issued under Annex XVII of REACH. Read more...
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Jan 13, 2017, 10:35 AM
Health Canada has recently begun consulting over its plans to amend the Children’s Jewellery Regulations. Proposed amendments include limits for total cadmium and total lead.Read more...
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Jan 12, 2017, 2:23 PM
China’s new mandatory national standards for food contact materials and articles will start to become effective on April 19, 2017. The final two GB standards will come into force on October 19, 2017.Read more...
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Jan 12, 2017, 2:01 PM
South Korea has issued proposals to amend the regulations regarding toy safety. If accepted, the changes will update Safety Confirmation ANNEX VI Toys.Read more...