Blog: 2016

Cyber Security in Functional Safety
Understanding Ethical Sourcing in the Supply Chain - Part II
13 December 2016

Understanding Ethical Sourcing in the Supply Chain - Part II

So you’ve decided to implement an Ethical Sourcing policy/ Responsible Supply Chain Policy in your organisation, now what? More…

Mitigating Risks in Pharmaceutical Stability Storage
06 December 2016

Mitigating Risks in Pharmaceutical Stability Storage

Stability studies represent considerable investment in cost and time. What steps can be taken to mitigate the risks of losing valuable samples in storage due to unforeseen disasters? More…

FDA Dietary Fiber Guidance and Its Impact on the Food Industry
02 December 2016

FDA Dietary Fiber Guidance and Its Impact on the Food Industry

The latest developments on dietary fiber may have a major impact on many companies currently making "dietary fiber" declarations in the U.S. More…

The Recast ATEX Directive
29 November 2016

The Recast ATEX Directive

Ten Things You Should Know More…

Grid Interconnection and Compliance Trends
22 November 2016

Grid Interconnection and Compliance Trends

Navigating the world of energy storage regulations More…

Understanding Ethical Sourcing in the Supply Chain
15 November 2016

Understanding Ethical Sourcing in the Supply Chain

What does Ethical Sourcing really mean for your business? More…

Tackling e-Commerce in the Food Industry
11 November 2016

Tackling e-Commerce in the Food Industry

An analysis of the growth of online sales specifically within the Food Industry More…

Intertek welcomes New Novel Food EFSA Guidance Deadline
10 November 2016

Intertek welcomes New Novel Food EFSA Guidance Deadline

A critical step in the establishment of the new EU novel food Regulations More…

Understanding EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation Deadline
08 November 2016

Understanding EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation Deadline

Manufacturers, importers or formulators must comply with EU Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008) More…

Understanding EU Cosmetics Regulation and Attaining Compliance
01 November 2016

Understanding EU Cosmetics Regulation and Attaining Compliance

Cosmetic companies across Europe must comply with EU Cosmetics Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009) More…

Shedding Some Light on ENERGY STAR® Lamps (Light Bulbs) Specification Version 2.0
25 October 2016

Shedding Some Light on ENERGY STAR® Lamps (Light Bulbs) Specification Version 2.0

Testing and Certification Under the Latest Energy Efficiency Requirement More…

When Food Safety is Paramount
18 October 2016

When Food Safety is Paramount

Food hygiene in the food service industry More…

Lithium-Ion Battery Safety
11 October 2016

Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Mitigating Risk and Ensuring Quality More…

Designing Sustainable Medical Devices
04 October 2016

Designing Sustainable Medical Devices

Using IEC 60601-1-9 to Your Advantage More…

Bringing Medical Devices to Market in the U.S.
Pet Product Safety
20 September 2016

Pet Product Safety

Our Furry Friends Need Protection Too! More…

Food Regulatory Update in China
13 September 2016

Food Regulatory Update in China

Looking to Future Changes in the Industry More…

FDA GRAS Rule About to be Finalized - Clarifications, but No Surprises
06 September 2016

FDA GRAS Rule About to be Finalized - Clarifications, but No Surprises

After 19 years as a proposed rule, the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will finalize the criteria by which food ingredients can be concluded to be "Generally Recognized as Safe" (GRAS) More…

Food Contact Regulatory Framework in China 2016
30 August 2016

Food Contact Regulatory Framework in China 2016

Intertek provides insights into how the regulations in China are shaping up and the potential effects on industry. More…

FDA's Updated Draft New Dietary Ingredient Guidance
26 August 2016

FDA's Updated Draft New Dietary Ingredient Guidance

Some Progress but No Dramatic Changes More…

Good Manufacturing Practices in the Food Packaging Industry
Sugar tax - taxing unhealthy behaviours
19 August 2016

Sugar tax - taxing unhealthy behaviours

How the sugar tax will affect the food industry More…

The Not-So-Distant Future of IT and AV Equipment
Boom, Bang, Slash
09 August 2016

Boom, Bang, Slash

Cutting to the Chase, Testing End-use Performance of Flexible Films More…

Field Evaluations for Medical Electrical Equipment
26 July 2016

Field Evaluations for Medical Electrical Equipment

An Overview of the Requirements Under SPE-3000 More…

Developing a brighter and efficient tomorrow, with the revolutionary goniophotometer and integrating sphere.
19 July 2016

Developing a brighter and efficient tomorrow, with the revolutionary goniophotometer and integrating sphere.

Intertek introduces a breakthrough technology for testing the performance of luminaries and other energy efficient lighting systems. More…

Evaluating Barrier Properties in Key Material Decisions
12 July 2016

Evaluating Barrier Properties in Key Material Decisions

Instrumented Vs. Non-Instrumented Measurements for Water Vapor Transmission Rate Testing More…

Not all rubber is made equal!
05 July 2016

Not all rubber is made equal!

A discussion on risk assessments of leachables from medical device components More…

A further update to EU Novel Food Regulations
28 June 2016

A further update to EU Novel Food Regulations

Intertek's EU food regulatory expert provides insights into how the regulations and guidance documents are shaping up and potential effects on industry. More…

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform
24 June 2016

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform

The Long Anticipated Modernization of the US Toxic Substances Control Act is Here More…

California Proposition 65 - Another Year of Businesses Paying the Price
21 June 2016

California Proposition 65 - Another Year of Businesses Paying the Price

The threat of settlement fees from notices of violation continue to loom over businesses in California. More…

Using Gelbo Flex Testing to Determine Flexible Material Durability
Evolving Energy Efficiency Regulations for Commercial Refrigeration
Pressure Equipment Regulations
31 May 2016

Pressure Equipment Regulations

New pressure equipment regulations affect importers and suppliers of pressure equipment to the South African market. More…

Low-Voltage Electrical Products Requirements for the Gulf Region
Food law has changed a lot in 500 years
20 May 2016

Food law has changed a lot in 500 years

Exploring the changes in food law 500 years since the first recorded food regulation was introduced More…

Safeguarding Smart HVACR Systems
17 May 2016

Safeguarding Smart HVACR Systems

Integrating IoT and Keeping Things "Just Right" More…

US EPA 2016 Chemical Data Reporting: Are You Ready?
13 May 2016

US EPA 2016 Chemical Data Reporting: Are You Ready?

Intertek helps companies meet September 30, 2016 deadline More…

The Balancing Act of Hoverboard Safety
10 May 2016

The Balancing Act of Hoverboard Safety

Certification Options for the U.S. Under UL 2272 More…

SANS 1518
09 May 2016

SANS 1518

Transporters of Dangerous Goods face upcoming SANS 1518 Deadlines More…

Feeling the Heat of Updated EPA Standards for Hearth Emissions
03 May 2016

Feeling the Heat of Updated EPA Standards for Hearth Emissions

Manufacturers and Retailers of Wood Heaters and Stoves Impacted by New Source Performance Standards More…

Ensuring Safe and Stable Inhaled Medicines
26 April 2016

Ensuring Safe and Stable Inhaled Medicines

Stability studies play an important role in inhalation drug development More…

Producing 3D CAD Models from Laser Scanning Data
19 April 2016

Producing 3D CAD Models from Laser Scanning Data

Laser scan surveys are conducted for the purpose of performing retro-fits and upgrades to piping, processing plants, offshore facilities and vessels such as FPSOs. CAD models generated by laser scan surveys allow piping engineers and designers to make necessary changes in a safe environment, with the knowledge that new parts will fit in the desired location on the initial installation. Please click for more information. More…

Button and Coin Cell Batteries
California Proposition 65 Update: BPA - End of the 1-year Grace Period
08 April 2016

California Proposition 65 Update: BPA - End of the 1-year Grace Period

OHHEA plans to impose temporary emergency regulations for canned food retailers due to possible BPA-related litigation concerns. More…

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 3
05 April 2016

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 3

3D laser scanning techniques are used in a variety of industries to ensure safe introduction of new components, improve industrial processes and assist with modular installation. In part 3 of our Clash detection and Reporting with 3D Laser Scanning blog we discuss how 3D laser scanners are used to optimize conveyor belts and railway clearance surveys as well as self-propelled modular transportation systems. More…

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 2
01 April 2016

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 2

Modern ship building is a modular process, often large parts and components are fabricated in multiple ship yards. 3D laser scanning can be deployed to as-build such components at separate yards and visually bring them together to check for clashes. In part two of our Clash detection and Reporting with 3D Laser Scanning blog we discuss how we use the very latest advances in clash checking software and techniques to enable fast and efficient checks. More…

A Change in 'Sit'-uation
29 March 2016

A Change in 'Sit'-uation

How sit/stand workstations are raising questions about compliance More…

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 1
25 March 2016

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 1

Interferences and collisions between components or objects (such as piping) can cause project delays and increase costs. Intertek 3D laser scanning services help detect these clashes before they happen. More…