October Products & Retail News Vol 159
Intertek’s Stoke and Derby UK laboratories recently received ISO 17025 accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), allowing them to provide microbiological and chemical food and water testing, including overall quality assurance. This accreditation ensures that Intertek is well-positioned to support the overall UK food industry in reducing instances of food-borne illness and food fraud, as well as supporting changes in food labelling.
Intertek Hong Kong’s technical experts can now help evaluate the properties of compression socks, assuring their quality meets customer expectations. High-quality compression socks not only protect the skin, they also help enhance blood circulation, guard against deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and reduce sports-related injuries.
To verify compliance with ISO/IEC 17065 standards, Intertek Colombia provides Certification of Conformity for glassware, ceramics, and vitroceramic products. Depending upon the need, Intertek offers several certification options including batch certification, type certification, and mark certification.
Recently, Bisphenol A (BPA) has come under the spotlight in the global supply chain, as US and European authorities have increasing concerns about the toxicity and safety of oral exposure to the chemical. BPA is a synthetic chemical used as a monomer in the manufacture of polycarbonates (PC) and epoxy resins. PC can be found in eyeglass lenses, CDs, DVDs, sports bottles, and baby bottles. Intertek can help manufacturers know when testing and/or product labelling is necessary.
High-visibility textiles are fabrics with a color that is easily discernible in any environment, or highly reflective properties. High-visibility clothing can serve as a distinctive sign to indicate the presence of the wearer, and are widely used for the purposes of public safety, emergency services, personal safety applications, and other professional uses. Intertek Hong Kong provides a total solution for various visibility-related tests to assure product quality and safety.
At the upcoming Food Matters Live Conference in London, Intertek will be sponsoring the first-ever Regulatory Advice Hub. This hub will provide attendees with access to the expertise of the Food Standards Agency and Department of Health and Trading Standards on compliance requirements and activities.
Recently, Intertek Hong Kong exhibited at the Autumn Edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Nearly 65,000 buyers from countries around the globe including Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, and the Netherlands attended the Fair. During the four-day event, Intertek experts met with international suppliers and buyers to discuss the latest market insights and our bespoke total quality assurance solutions.
Vol. 933 |U.S. – ASTM Publishes Revised Toy Safety Standard – F963-16
Vol. 932 | Korea – Proposed Amendments to Safety Confirmation Annex VI for Toys
Vol. 931 | U.S. – CPSC Proposes 16 CFR 1235 Safety Standard for Baby Changing Products
Vol. 930 | Results of China Market Textile and Footwear Spot Checks – Sept. 2016