The benefits of the ATP cleaning verification system include a dramatic improvement in hospital cleanliness (source: Hygiena)
Wed19.08.1508:31

More Hospitals See the Benefits of ATP Hygiene Monitoring and Reduced Infection Rates

Many hospitals are seeing the benefits of using Hygiena SystemSURE Plus ATP hygiene monitoring equipment for the verification of cleaning.

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Hygiena, Quality Control & Safety, Medical Devices
Wed08.04.1511:28

Flamanville EPR: Qualification Tests Continue on Reactor Vessel

AREVA and EDF have informed the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) that a new series of tests is underway as of April 2015 for the qualification of the Flamanville EPR reactor vessel head and bottom.

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AREVA, Construction , Quality Control & Safety
Thu12.02.1514:14

Visual Colour Change Verifies Salmonella Sampling Procedure from Hygiena

The latest addition to the Hygiena line of rapid micro-organism tests is InSite Salmonella, which is a rapid and convenient colorimetric Salmonella species test for environmental surfaces.

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Hygiena, Quality Control & Safety
Armacell UK Ltd. informs on legionella prevention through thermal insulation (Image: Armacell UK Ltd)
Wed20.08.1409:09

Preventing Legionella Contamination Through Thermal Insulation

Armacell insulation materials protect hot and cold water pipes against unacceptable temperature fluctuations which can occur during the summer when the risk of legionella also rises.

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Armacell UK Ltd, Quality Control & Safety
Tue08.07.1413:34

São Paulo International Airport Goes Live with Rockwell Collins’ ARINC Passenger Reconciliation System

New technology significantly improves passenger flow for 2014 World Cup travelers.

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Rockwell Collins, Aerospace & Aviation, Quality Control & Safety
EU Parliament voted in favor of new rules for improved market surveillance and safer products
Tue27.05.1410:42

European Parliament Proposes New Rules for Safer Products and Better Market Surveillance

On 15 April 2014 the European Parliament voted in favor of new rules to improve the safety of consumer products on the EU market, including products imported from outside the EU.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Consumer Goods, Quality Control & Safety
Mon17.03.1410:37

US Food and Drug Administration to Provide Methodological Approach to Identifying High-Risk Foods

On 04 February 2014 the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) published their draft procedure to designate what are high-risk foods that require specific tracing requirements as defined per section 204 of the Food...

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Food, Quality Control & Safety
Thu20.02.1412:41

SGS Risk Analysis at Offshore Platforms in Mexico

SGS was awarded a contract to provide risk analysis and reliability study services for the interconnection of emergency systems of satellite and production platforms operated by Pemex Offshore Production and Exploration in Mexico.

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SGS SA – Industrial Services, Oil & Gas & Chemicals, Quality Control & Safety
SGS food safety experts at the new ISO 17025 accredited food testing laboratory. (Image: SGS SA)
Thu20.02.1408:49

SGS Opens New ISO 17025 Accredited Food Testing Laboratory in US

SGS has invested in a new ISO 17025 accredited Food Laboratory in Fairfield, New Jersey to meet growing demand for food testing services.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Food, Quality Control & Safety
Tue18.02.1409:22

SGS INTRON Ultra-Quiet Road Surface: PERSISSST

SGS INTRON was awarded a contract to develop an ultra-quiet road surface in the Netherlands by Rijkswaterstaat of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.

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SGS SA – Industrial Services, Construction , Quality Control & Safety
Mon10.02.1413:48

Product Recalls Emphasise the Importance of Testing

Testing regime is different for fixed and portable appliances.

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PASS Ltd., Quality Control & Safety
European Commission published a list of smoke flavoring primary products for use in or on foods. (Image: SGS SA)
Thu30.01.1417:31

EU Releases the Authorized List of Smoke Flavoring Primary Products for Foods

Regulation (EU) No 1321/2013 (1) was published on 10 December 2013 establishing the list of the smoke flavoring primary products authorized to the exclusion of all others in the European Union (EU) for use in or on foods and/or...

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Food, Quality Control & Safety
Mon27.01.1413:04

US FDA Issues Proposed Rule to Prevent Food from Intentional Adulteration

On 24 December 2013 the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) published their proposed rule on mitigation strategies to protect food against intentional adulteration. This proposal is another major rule of the Food...

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Food, Quality Control & Safety
Fri24.01.1411:11

RoHS – Methodology Manual for Restricted Substances List

According to Recital 10, of EU Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS), the use of the following substances should be considered as a priority for the first review, which must be completed before 22 July 2014.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Electronics, Quality Control & Safety
Wed22.01.1409:23

US FDA Requires Safety and Effectiveness of Antibacterial Soap Products

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a rule to require manufacturers of antibacterial hand soaps and body washes to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of their products for long-term use. Without such...

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Quality Control & Safety
Tue21.01.1411:00

Swiss Export Journal Features SGS “Customs Union - GOST and TR Certificates“ Paper

SGS “Customs Union - GOST and TR Certificates“ paper addressing the Russian GOST certification standards has been successfully published in the Swiss Export Journal.

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SGS SA – Industrial Services, Construction , Infrastructure, Quality Control & Safety
Mon20.01.1410:37

EFSA to Assess Risks of Aspartame for Human Health

Aspartame and its breakdown products are safe for human consumption at current levels of exposure. This is the conclusion the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published in its first full risk assessment of this sweetener...

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Food, Quality Control & Safety
Thu16.01.1409:30

European Chemical Agency Updates SVHC Candidate List

On 16 December 2013, 7 substances were added to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for Authorization by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) (1). In December 2013, the multi-annual work program 2014 –...

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Quality Control & Safety, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods
Fri27.12.1316:24

SGS Non-Destructive Testing PCN & SNT Training & Examination Services in High Demand: Training Schedule for 2014

The SGS NDT Training and Examination Center, located in Shanghai, China, which offers a wide range of internationally recognized training and examination services in non-destructive testing (NDT), has just released the PCN and...

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SGS NDT Training & Examination Center, Quality Control & Safety, Training
EU increased the maximum level of histamine in fish products. (Image: SGS SA)
Tue17.12.1308:49

EU Commission Regulation to Update Maximum Level and Sampling Plan for Histamine in Fish Sauce

The European Union announced Commission Regulation (EU) No 1019/20131 in the Official Journal on 23 October 2013 amending the Annex I of Regulation (EU) No 2073/20052 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the...

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Food, Quality Control & Safety
Mon16.12.1309:08

OHS Conference Stresses on 'Prevention' in 2014 Edition

Operational Health Safety conference to look into achieving an improved level of HSE performance across various industries.

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Fleming Gulf, Events , Quality Control & Safety
US FDA Issues Food Code 2013. (Image: SGS SA)
Fri13.12.1314:39

US Food and Drug Administration Updates FDA Food Code 2013 Edition

On 14 November 2013 the US FDA published the FDA Food Code 2013 (1). The FDA Food Code is a model code to help assure food safety at US retailers, vending and food service operations and by which State, City, County, Tribal and...

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Food, Quality Control & Safety
USDA to amend the final rule on bovine import regulations. (Image: SGS SA)
Mon09.12.1315:53

USDA APHIS Updates Bovine Import Regulation to Comply With International Health Standards

On 1 November 2013, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a final rule (1) that will update its import regulations for bovine spongiform encephalopathy...

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Food, Quality Control & Safety
Thu05.12.1313:18

Component Manufacturer Addresses Safety and Sustainability Issues

Power equipment manufacturer REO UK is calling for the drives industry to change its perception of UL product safety testing and certification.

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REO, Manufacturing & Equipment, Quality Control & Safety, Sustainability
Thu05.12.1311:39

SGS Informs on the Issue of Chemical Safety in the Textile Industry

SGS provides you information on the chemical safety issues and solutions for the textile industry.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Softlines, Quality Control & Safety

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