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ISO Publishes ISO 8124-6:2018 on Phthalates ISO has published ISO 8124-6:2018 for phthalates in toys and children’s products. The new standard replaced the first edition upon publication. Jan 29, 2019 Updates
USDA AMS US National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard Finalized The USDA AMS has finalized the US national bioengineered food disclosure standard. The requirement for food labeling of genetically modified products and ingredients will allow the US consumers to have knowledge of what is and is not produced from genetic modification. Jan 28, 2019 Updates
US Approval of Hemp Ingredients in Food and Dietary Ingredients On December 20, 2018 hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) and derivatives with less than 0.3% on a dry weight basis of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can be legally sold in the United States. Jan 28, 2019 Updates
New EN Standard for the Sooting Behavior of Candles EN 15426 – the specification for candle sooting behavior was revised in November 2018. The revised standard provides clarity on the test method and descriptions of the equipment. Jan 24, 2019 Updates
mining news 002 Only available in Chinese Jan 22, 2019 Business News
MERCOSUR – Member Countries Enforce Technical Regulation on Labelling of Textile Products The MERCOSUR (Southern Common Market) has recently approved and issued the Technical Regulation on Labelling of Textiles Products, MERCOSUR/GMC/RES. No. 62/18, to establish the labelling requirements for textile products produced in or imported for sale in MERCOSUR member countries. This Technical Regulation must be incorporated in the legal system of the MERCOSUR countries before 15th June 2019. Jan 22, 2019 Updates
ISO 14064-1 Standard Update Only available in Chinese version Jan 17, 2019
EU Revises Food Contact Plastics Regulation The EU has recently amended its ‘Food Contact Plastics’ Regulation. This latest revision will become effective on January 31, 2019. Jan 17, 2019 Updates
China New Product Standard – FZ/T 44004-2018 <Silk Bedding> China has implemented its first product standard for silk bedding on September 1, 2018. Jan 14, 2019 Updates
EU Proposes to Restrict Formaldehyde in Certain Toys The EU is proposing to restrict formaldehyde in specific toy materials under Appendix C to the Toy Safety Directive. The restrictions could become effective at the end of 2020. Jan 14, 2019 Updates