SGS Reports: Amendments to RoHS Directive Announced by European Commission

Important changes in the coverage of the RoHS Directive have been discussed and made public. - April 29, 2016

SGS Reports: End of Transition Period for Australian Electrical Standards

The three-year transition period for the single compliance mark is ending February 2016. - April 27, 2016

First from SGS – Semiconductor Development Functional Safety Training

Rising to the challenges of the automotive industry, SGS has developed functional safety training courses specifically focused on semiconductor development in accordance with ISO 26262 and ISO/PAS 18451. - April 06, 2016

SGS Reports: EU Updates and Expands Scope of WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU)

SGS expands on the updated requirements for waste electrical and electronic equipment. - February 24, 2016

SGS Korea Announces KC Testing Fee

As a designated testing laboratory, SGS Korea has announced its use of the KC testing fee for broadcasting and communication equipment. - January 17, 2016

SGS Reports on Wearable Technology, a New Frontier in Regulatory Compliance

Battery-powered devices are ubiquitous in today’s world and even include clothing and accessories. However, wearable technology is not subject to the same level of scrutiny and safety testing as more conventional devices, which could mean more risk for consumers. SGS can help get your products certifiied. - January 07, 2016

SGS Reports That the Government of India’s Food Safety and Standard Authority Has Amended the Food Safety and Standard Regulation 2011

The Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has amended the Food Safety and Standard Regulation 2011, by publishing limits for biotoxins in bivalve mollusks. - January 06, 2016

SGS Offers Electrical Medical Device Services in Durham, United Kingdom

SGS provides testing and certification services at Medical Device Services Lab in Durham. - January 06, 2016

SGS Electrical Medical Device Services Opened in Gunpo, Korea

SGS presents E&E Lab in Gunpo, Korea. - January 06, 2016

SGS Informs On: Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) Finalized by USFDA

The USFDA has begun finalizing the rules that make up the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Publication of the first two of seven rules targets production and storage of human and animal food. - January 06, 2016

SGS Informs on EU Updates Affecting Energy Labeling Requirements for Refrigerated Storage Equipment

Both energy labeling and ecodesign requirements for refrigeration equipment have been expanded under new EU regulations 2015/1094 and 2015/1095. - January 06, 2016

SGS Partners with Biopremier Providing DNA Sequencing, to Reduce Food Fraud and Improve Safety

A new partnership between SGS and Biopremier, specialists in molecular biology and DNA sequencing, will deliver next generation sequencing (NGS) to the global food supply chain. - December 20, 2015

EU Regulations Address Ecodesign and Labeling for Local Space Heaters

Energy labeling and ecodesign requirements have been stipulated in EU commission regulations 2015/1186 (labeling) and 2015/1188 and 2015/1185 (ecodesign). - December 11, 2015

SGS Informs on New Active Substances for Use in Biocidal Products Formalized by EU

In September 2015, the EU announced four new Commission Implementing Regulations regarding the approval of Propiconazole, Folpet and Glutaraldehyde as active substances for use in biocidal products. - December 02, 2015

SGS Informs on: Safer Roads with Variable Message Signs

Variable Message Signs (VMS) are used to communicate crucial information to drivers such as speed limit reductions, changes in traffic patterns and the location and extent of road construction. - November 28, 2015

SGS Informs on Food Safety Issues in Holiday Recipes in the Holiday Season

By rigorously implementing food safety strategies using a program of continuous monitoring and improvement, safety gaps can be identified and rectified promptly, and holiday season pitfalls avoided. - November 25, 2015

SGS Reapproved for Accreditation by Cofrac

Cofrac, the French Accreditation Committee (Comité Français d'Accréditation) continues accreditation for SGS. - November 18, 2015

SGS Announces: The Bureau of Indian Standards Pushes Back Implementation Date for Electronics and IT Goods Registration Order

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) recently published a notice, announcing an extension to the implementation date of the Electronics and IT Goods Registration Order for several product categories. - November 12, 2015

SGS Reports: MRLs of Spiroxamine and Tembotrione in Foods Set in Canada

The Health Canada Pest Management Regulation Agency (PMRA) has published new MRLs for spiroxamine and tembotrione in foods. After consultation, the MRLs for both pesticides enter into force on July 22 and September 6, 2015, respectively. - October 24, 2015

SGS Reports: Good Manufacturing Practices for Food Packaging in Brazil

On 13 May 2015, Anvisa – National Regulatory Agency for Food in Brazil – launched a public consultation process for a new regulation on Good Manufacturing Practices for packaging material in contact with food. - October 22, 2015

SGS Reports: US CPSC to Implement Electronic Filing System Pilot Program for Imported Products

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved a pilot program to test an electronic filing system that requires importers to electronically submit five data elements for imported consumer products. - October 16, 2015

SGS Reports: US FCC Certification Marking for Electrical and Electronic Products Proves Regulation Conformity

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Untied States (US) territories. - October 09, 2015

Wireless Facilities Expanded by SGS

SGS North America has announced the expansion of its US-based wireless facilities. - October 08, 2015

OTA Radiated Performance Capacity and Capabilities Expanded at SGS North America

SGS North America has rapidly increased its OTA Performance capacity and has added new anechoic chambers in Branchburg, New Jersey and San Diego, California. - October 01, 2015

SGS North America Increases LTE Capacity

SGS North America has increased its LTE capacity and coverage to satisfy the need of customers, including OEMs, integrators and operators, to keep up with the latest in LTE technology and testing requirements. - September 24, 2015

SGS Reports: EU Updates Maximum Residue Levels for Certain Pesticides in Agricultural Products

On 22 July 2015, the European Union announced Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1200 [1] amending Annexes II and III to Commission Regulation (EU) No. 396/2005 [2] with regard to Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for amidosulfuron, fenhexamid, kresoxim-methyl, thaicloprid and trifloxystrobin in and on certain products. - September 17, 2015

SGS Reports: Taiwan FDA Announces New Labeling Requirements for GMO Foods and Food Additives

The TFDA has amended three GMO labeling regulations, for prepackaged foods, food additives and unpackaged foods. - September 05, 2015

SGS Informs on EU Commission Implementing New Rules Under Low Voltage Directive

New Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU has become effective on 20th April 2016 and replaces the current Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC). - August 30, 2015

SGS Reports: Annex to Regulation on Levels of PAH in Foodstuffs Amended by EU Commission

On 10 July 2015, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) No 2015/1125 amending Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 in regards to maximum levels for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in foodstuffs. - August 28, 2015

SGS Celebrates the Opening of Wireless Laboratory in San Diego

SGS celebrates opening of a new, expanded wireless laboratory in San Diego, California. - August 28, 2015

SGS Reports New US FDA Compliance Deadline for Menu Labeling Requirements

On 10 July 2015 the US FDA announced an extension to the “Nutritional Labeling of Standard Menu in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments” (1) that was published on 1 December 2014. - August 22, 2015

SGS Informs on Laws in France and EU Initiatives to Fight Planned Obsolescence for Appliances

A new government decree in France came into force in March 2015 and aims at fighting planned obsolescence in the appliances industry. - August 20, 2015

SGS Report on Additional Four Phthalate Plasticizers Restricted Under RoHS Directive

Four phthalate plasticizers have been classified as Priority 1 Substances and added to the existing six substances restricted by EU Directive 2002/95/EC on RoHS. - August 14, 2015

SGS Presents EU New Regulation to Amend Levels of Inorganic Arsenic in Rice Products

The EU published Regulation (EU) 2015/1006 amending Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 regarding maximum levels of inorganic arsenic in foodstuffs. - August 04, 2015

SGS Offers Comprehensive Electrical Medical Device Testing Services in Atlanta, GA

SGS introduces the comprehensive range of Electrical Medical Device services and certifications offered in its Atlanta medical devices laboratory. - August 01, 2015

SGS Announces New Canadian Food Labeling Format for Nutrition Facts Panel and Ingredient Listing

On 13 June 2015 the Government of Canada announced a new nutrition labeling format. - July 31, 2015

SGS Announces GRAS Status Revoked for Partially Hydrogenated Oils in Processed Foods

On 16 June 2015 the US FDA published a measure which will reduce Trans Fats in processed foods. - July 29, 2015

Social Media: SGS Launches New Special Consumer Goods and Retail LinkedIn Page

SGS launches a Consumer Goods and Retail page on LinkedIn. - July 26, 2015

SGS Announces China Updated Draft on Control of Pollution Caused by Electrical and Electronic Products Under RoHS

China’s MIIT released a new draft of Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electrical and Electronic Products, which will eventually replace the existing China RoHS Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products from 2006. - July 24, 2015

SGS Informs on Food Imports – New Draft Guidance and Datelines for US FSMA Voluntary Qualified Importer Program

The US FDA published their draft guidance for industry of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP). - July 23, 2015

SGS Informs on CU-TR and New Regulations to Help Export Medical Devices to Russia

Medical devices destined for the Russian market must meet both national and regional regulations. This means demonstrating compliance both to Law 323 of the Russian Federation and the relevant Customs Union Technical Regulations (CU-TR). - July 20, 2015

Update on Food Contact Materials - SGS Announces Brazil Establishes Individual Good Manufacturing Practices

SGS announces Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency has notified the WTO Committee on Good Manufacturing Practices for companies that manufacture direct-food-contact packaging. - July 20, 2015

SGS Provides Update on US FDA Plan to Add Selenium on Nutrient Information of Infant Formula

On 22 June 2015 the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) published a measure which will add selenium to the required list for nutrients in infant formulas. SGS reports. - July 20, 2015

SGS Provides Updates on New Amendment A12 to Toy Electrical Standard EN 62115 Under EU Toy Safety Directive

The new amendment A12 to EN 62115 is now harmonized under the EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. The changes mainly affect electrical toys with a motor or inductor. - July 05, 2015

SGS Announces Publication of EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) 2014 Results

The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) preliminary annual report 2014 not only includes the market surveillance activities connected to food and feedstuff but for food contact materials (FCM) as well. The total notifications connected to FCM have decreased by 15% compared to the previous year. However, notifications for FCM still make it to the top 10 of all product category findings by EU Member State authorities in 2014. - June 17, 2015

SGS Informs on New Requirements on Stainless Steel Food Utensils Pending in Italy

Italy has recently informed the European Commission of its intention to adopt a draft technical regulation on food contact stainless steels via the notification 98/34/EC procedure. The Commission and other Member States have a 3-month standstill period to examine the notified text. - May 23, 2015

SGS Releases White Paper on International Type Approval Solutions for Electrical and Electronic Products

SGS offers integrated one-stop International Type Approval (ITA) services for a wide range of electrical and electronic (E&E) products. - May 22, 2015

SGS to Sponsor and Present at ITI & IPC Conferences 2015 across the USA

In June, SGS will sponsor and present at the ITI & IPC Conferences on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Regulations. - May 20, 2015

SGS Presents UK National Measurement Office Study Results on EU RoHS Compliance

Studies show that there is still room for improvement for the EU RoHS directive. - May 15, 2015

SGS to Hold Seventh Food Forum in Moscow, Russia

Seventh SGS Food Forum on pragmatic approach to quality and safety to take place on 8-9 July 2015 in Moscow, Russia. - May 09, 2015

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