New standard for topsoil; labour issues being considered

BSi have published an updated British Standard for topsoil. BS 3882:2015 sets out requirements for topsoil composition, with information on sampling, analysis, and guidance about handling and site preparation. Changes include: A safer and cheaper new test for organic matter in soil; Revised test parameters to reflect increased use of composted waste; The updated standard…

New Standard – BS 6375-1:2015 Performance of windows and doors. Classification for weathertightness and guidance on selection and specification

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has released a new performance standard for windows and doors. BS 6375-1 is one of many important standards for those working to improve the performance of windows and doors. It provides guidance to the specifier and the manufacturer of windows and external doors on anappropriate level of weathertightness for the…

A TRG Event – Own-Brand and Private Label products – effective management of reputational and regulatory risk

Join top industry experts, from leading UK retailers and international distributors, for a day long practical workshop on managing the business-critical risks carried by own brand products. The workshop will address questions such as: What are the associated reputational and regulatory risks? Who influences the size of those risks? What is the responsibility of supply…

Which products have been withdrawn, recalled or banned from the market in the EU in the last week (Published on: 24/04/2015)

In its weekly overview of its Rapid Exchange of Information System (RAPEX), the EU has produced the following report) on the products that have recently been withdrawn, recalled or banned from the European market. The RAPEX system covers non-food products posing a risk to consumer health and safety, and highlights the commercial importance of product…

US firms ‘fail’ in conflict mineral disclosures, European proposals fail to live up to expectations

Nearly 80 per cent of U.S. public companies analysed by human rights groups are failing to adequately check and disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals from Central Africa, a new report by Amnesty International and Global Witness has revealed. Under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act firms must now submit annual reports to US regulators detailing…

Which products have been withdrawn, recalled or banned from the market in the EU in the last week (Published on: 03/04/2015)

In its weekly overview of its Rapid Exchange of Information System (RAPEX), the EU has produced the following report on the products that have recently been withdrawn, recalled or banned from the European market. The RAPEX system covers non-food products posing a risk to consumer health and safety, and highlights the commercial importance of product…