Press Releases

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Aug 20, 2018, 12:26 PM
Until July 1, 2018, ten regions of China have increased the minimum wage level. The rise, an average of ten percent, continues the conservative trend seen in recent years.Read more...
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Aug 20, 2018, 12:03 PM
German study shows that some BBQ’s with enameled grills are releasing unacceptable levels of heavy metals into foods. Read more...
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Aug 20, 2018, 11:54 AM
From August 30, 2018, businesses operating in California must conform to the new requirements for a Prop 65 Warning.Read more...
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Aug 10, 2018, 10:58 AM
Businesses operating in California are subject to the provisions of Prop 65, a unique consumer-led initiative. Recent settlements have covered phthalates, lead, and other substances in a wide range of consumer products.Read more...
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Aug 9, 2018, 10:11 AM
SGS reminds stakeholders about the latest California Prop 65 settlement agreements involving the use of DINP in a variety of products. Read more...
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Aug 9, 2018, 10:00 AM
On February 2, 2018, the Chinese province of Shandong issued updated regulations regarding responsibility and implementation of fire safety measures. These regulations came into force on April 1, 2018. Read more...
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Aug 7, 2018, 10:56 AM
Brazil begins enforcement of Ordinance 20, its INMETRO requirements for luminaires used in public street lighting. Read more...
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Aug 7, 2018, 10:38 AM
As our understanding of the dangers of microfibers increases, authorities and brands begin to look for ways to reduce their impact. SGS has developed an in-house microfiber testing method to help manufacturers. Read more...
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Aug 3, 2018, 12:46 PM
In June 2018, CEN published a third amendment to EN 71-3:2013, strengthening the migration limits for lead in toys. Conflicting national standards must be withdrawn by December 2018. Read more...
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Aug 3, 2018, 12:39 PM
Ontario has passed the Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016, to promote a circular economy with the goal to reducing landfill waste and increasing the resource recovery of materials.Read more...