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SGS Consumer & Retail

 •  December 11

As 2017 draws to a close, religious festivals and celebrations abound. From Halloween and Thanksgiving, to Christmas and New Year, the scope for food safety failures increases significantly. We look at some of the most common hot, cold, pre-cooked and unpasteurized foods that present a potential risk to consumers and how risk can be...

SGS Consumer & Retail

 •  December 11

Building on the already successful source to store supply chain transparency solution, Transparency-One, in partnership with Microsoft, heightens supply chain data security with the introduction of blockchain services.
Transparency-One enables companies to discover, analyze, and monitor all suppliers, components, and facilities in the entire supply...

SGS Consumer & Retail

 •  December 11

Moving to a new purpose-built site in March 2017, SGS’s state-of-the-art laboratory in Brookings, South Dakota, brings together three laboratories under one roof.
The site offers a comprehensive range of food and agricultural testing services.

Established:
1993
Employees:
100 full-time, 30 part-time
Laboratories:
3 (Seed Testing,...

SGS Consumer & Retail

 •  December 11

In the EU, approximately 88 million metric tons of food are wasted annually, almost 173 kg per person.
To tackle the issue the European Commission has recently adopted new guidelines1 for food donations in order to facilitate the redistribution of edible and safe food for those in need.
These new guidelines, EU guidelines on food donation (2017/C...

SGS Consumer & Retail

 •  December 11

The Food Committee of the International Federation of Inspections Agencies (IFIA) has published the results of its second ‘Food Fraud and Traceability Survey’.
The survey asked food producers, manufacturers and retailers from around the world a series of 32 questions relating to food fraud and traceability in food supply chains.
The 2016 survey...

SGS Consumer & Retail

 •  December 11

Food operators are increasingly using health and/or nutritional claims to differentiate themselves in the marketplace.
The European Union (EU) is currently evaluating its food labeling regulations to check they remain relevant and “fit for purpose”.
Foods are increasingly being labeled and advertised with nutritional and/or health claims. Food...

SGS Consumer & Retail

 •  December 8

New regulations in Vietnam on the requirements of formaldehyde and azo dyes in textile products has been recently released by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) on 23 October 2017. The new regulations were announced in Circular No. 21/2017/TT-BCT and will come into effect on 1 May 2018.
promulgated in Circular No. 21/2017/TT-BCT [2], “the...

SGS Consumer & Retail

 •  December 7

The US CPSC has recently published a direct final rule (DFR) mandating ASTM F963-2017 for toys with one exception. If no adverse comments are received, the new standard will become effective on February 28, 2018.
In August 2008, US President George W. Bush signed into law the ‘Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008’ (CPSIA).

SGS Consumer & Retail

 •  December 7

SGS, a leading bio/pharmaceutical analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider, is now offering clients large molecule bioanalytical services at its laboratory in Wavre, Belgium.
The facility has invested in new and dedicated LC/MS-MS instruments and is currently validating internal methods within the laboratory, ensuring that services...

SGS Consumer & Retail

 •  December 7

How does a customer relate to a brand? How does a hotel understand and control its virtual image? In a Web 2.0 world, hotels need to be in control of their online image to protect their brand and encourage growth.
The online landscape for hotels has changed. The competition a hotel faces is no longer just another hotel but the online technology...