Blog: 2015

This Year, I Would Like...
15 December 2015

This Year, I Would Like...

How much of what we wish for is determined by external factors? More…

On the trail of understanding consumer tastes
08 December 2015

On the trail of understanding consumer tastes

How sensory analysis can benefit your business More…

New Finished Product Requirements for EU REACH
EFSA’s Safety Opinion on Isoflavone-Containing Supplements for Post-Menopausal Women
The Emotional Design Checklist
Revised EU Novel Foods Regulations Set for Adoption
03 November 2015

Revised EU Novel Foods Regulations Set for Adoption

Learn more about how these changes will impact you More…

Set a Course for Compliance with FMVSS 108
28 October 2015

Set a Course for Compliance with FMVSS 108

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 108 has changed; how does this impact your products? More…

Bringing Hidden Risks of Window Coverings to Light
The Ripple of a Shortcut
20 October 2015

The Ripple of a Shortcut

The ripple in a short cut. When safety choices end in tragedy. More…

REACH 2018: Plan, Gather, Implement
08 October 2015

REACH 2018: Plan, Gather, Implement

Intertek expert Joyce Borkhoff launches the countdown to REACH blog series. More…

Addressing Crack-like Indications in Piping and Pressure Vessels: Session 1
06 October 2015

Addressing Crack-like Indications in Piping and Pressure Vessels: Session 1

Fitness-For-Services : Engineering analyses for the evaluation of "crack-like" indications More…

Impacts of Cycling - Turbine Water Induction Events
29 September 2015

Impacts of Cycling - Turbine Water Induction Events

Protect your assets by preventing water induction events More…

Quality Risks and Rewards from the Digitization and Migration of the Production Sector
Random Acts of Safety
08 September 2015

Random Acts of Safety

Do something small every day to help others make safer choices. Will you join me? More…

Sample testing in the global food supply chain
01 September 2015

Sample testing in the global food supply chain

Where and how often in the supply chain should food sample testing take place? More…

JECFA Releases Call for Data for 82nd Meeting
25 August 2015

JECFA Releases Call for Data for 82nd Meeting

Learn more about JECFA and how this could impact your food substance. More…

Photovoltaic Panel and Module Fire Resistance Testing
18 August 2015

Photovoltaic Panel and Module Fire Resistance Testing

What you should know about testing under recently revised standards More…

Evolution of Chemical Regulations and Their Effect on Industry
10 August 2015

Evolution of Chemical Regulations and Their Effect on Industry

An overview of standards, and how to establish a chemical management program More…

Planning Ahead for IEC 60601-1-2 4th Edition for Medical EMC
22 July 2015

Planning Ahead for IEC 60601-1-2 4th Edition for Medical EMC

Market Trends Point to Demand on These Standards Sooner Rather Than Later More…

Leading Our Families to the Right Side of Safety
17 July 2015

Leading Our Families to the Right Side of Safety

Safety shouldn't be a hat we only wear at work, how do we fly our safety flag at home? More…

Grow (and Protect) your Brand with Smart Sourcing
14 July 2015

Grow (and Protect) your Brand with Smart Sourcing

Using performance benchmarking to educate yourself on what you are buying More…

Latest Update to California's Proposition 65 List Will Impact Manufacturers Worldwide
25 June 2015

Latest Update to California's Proposition 65 List Will Impact Manufacturers Worldwide

Bisphenol A (BPA) Added to List of Chemicals Considered Toxic in the State of California More…

Is that Product Safe for My Child to Use?
18 June 2015

Is that Product Safe for My Child to Use?

Gaining insight into the risks and rewards associated with the safety of juvenile products. More…

Engaging with webinars
11 June 2015

Engaging with webinars

With our working lives becoming increasingly pressured and time a precious commodity, why should we take time out for webinars? More…

6 Novel Electrical Toy Risk Assessment Tools
Betting the Pharm: Determining Regulatory Expectations for Pharmacology Studies
02 June 2015

Betting the Pharm: Determining Regulatory Expectations for Pharmacology Studies

Are you generating sufficient pharmacology data and presenting the data effectively for your preclinical drug development program? More…

Top Failures With Mobile Health Apps
27 May 2015

Top Failures With Mobile Health Apps

As the medical device industry looks to enter the world of mobile apps, here are six common issues you should be ready to address. More…

Left-handed in a right-handed world: A Case Study in Foreseeable Use
19 May 2015

Left-handed in a right-handed world: A Case Study in Foreseeable Use

Product design cannot simply allow for intended use, but must also take consumer behaviour into consideration. Identifying a product’s foreseeable use can be as simple as looking at who will use your product. More…

Updating the United States Food and Drug Administration's Redbook
08 May 2015

Updating the United States Food and Drug Administration's Redbook

Public commenting period has been extended to May 11, 2015 More…

A New World: Recalls and Risk Assessments
11 March 2015

A New World: Recalls and Risk Assessments

Attitudes towards risk are changing. In this fluctuating regulatory landscape, how do you know when to start conducting a risk assessment or consider a recall? Intertek Product Intelligence and Hogan Lovells teamed up to discuss these challenges. More…

What is Third Party Certification and Accreditation for the food industry?
03 March 2015

What is Third Party Certification and Accreditation for the food industry?

An analysis of accreditation and certification and the value it can add to your business, wherever you sit along the global food supply chain. More…

Evolving Regulations for Commercial Refrigeration Energy Efficiency
10 February 2015

Evolving Regulations for Commercial Refrigeration Energy Efficiency

An overview of how recent, significant regulatory changes in energy efficiency and alternative refrigerants that will impact the commercial refrigeration industry. More…

Risky Business: Toxicological Risk Assessments to Support Product Safety
20 January 2015

Risky Business: Toxicological Risk Assessments to Support Product Safety

Extractables, leachables, impurities, degradants, contaminants – what else can go wrong? More…

Key considerations in future proofing the product safety supply chain
06 January 2015

Key considerations in future proofing the product safety supply chain

There are multiple considerations behind the development of a robust product safety supply strategy and here we explore the main areas when developing leading organisational assurance processes. More…