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Important changes in the coverage of the RoHS Directive have been discussed and made public. - April 29, 2016
The three-year transition period for the single compliance mark is ending February 2016. - April 27, 2016
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 expands on the updated requirements for waste electrical and electronic equipment. - February 24, 2016
As a designated testing laboratory, SGS Korea has announced its use of the KC testing fee for broadcasting and communication equipment. - January 17, 2016
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
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 provides testing and certification services at Medical Device Services Lab in Durham. - January 06, 2016
SGS presents E&E Lab in Gunpo, Korea. - January 06, 2016
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
Both energy labeling and ecodesign requirements for refrigeration equipment have been expanded under new EU regulations 2015/1094 and 2015/1095. - January 06, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
Cofrac, the French Accreditation Committee (Comité Français d'Accréditation) continues accreditation for SGS. - November 18, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
SGS North America has announced the expansion of its US-based wireless facilities. - October 08, 2015
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 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
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
The TFDA has amended three GMO labeling regulations, for prepackaged foods, food additives and unpackaged foods. - September 05, 2015
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
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 opening of a new, expanded wireless laboratory in San Diego, California. - August 28, 2015
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
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
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
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 introduces the comprehensive range of Electrical Medical Device services and certifications offered in its Atlanta medical devices laboratory. - August 01, 2015
On 13 June 2015 the Government of Canada announced a new nutrition labeling format. - July 31, 2015
On 16 June 2015 the US FDA published a measure which will reduce Trans Fats in processed foods. - July 29, 2015
SGS launches a Consumer Goods and Retail page on LinkedIn. - July 26, 2015
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
The US FDA published their draft guidance for industry of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP). - July 23, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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 offers integrated one-stop International Type Approval (ITA) services for a wide range of electrical and electronic (E&E) products. - May 22, 2015
In June, SGS will sponsor and present at the ITI & IPC Conferences on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Regulations. - May 20, 2015
Studies show that there is still room for improvement for the EU RoHS directive. - May 15, 2015
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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