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SGS (www.sgs.com) is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world. The company’s history dates back to 1878, when it began offering agricultural inspection services to European grain traders. SGS now consists of 10 business segments operating across 10 geographical regions.


Turkey Proposes Legislation for Food Contact Plastics
December 13th, 2018
Turkey is proposing a specific piece of legislation for food contact plastics. If published in the official journal, the provisions will become effective on January 1, 2021.

New EU Safety Standards for Children’s Cot Duvet, Cot Bumpers and Cot Sleep Bags Released
December 13th, 2018
The European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) recently launched three voluntary standards to improve the safety of textile sleeping products. The standards for children’s cot duvets (EN 16779-1), children’s cot bumpers (EN 16780) and children’s slee…

ISO Publishes Completely New Standard for Food Contact Enamels
December 12th, 2018
ISO has published a new standard, ISO 4531:2018, for food contact vitreous and porcelain enamels. This standard establishes test conditions for a variety of applications and migration limits for 16 heavy metals.