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Analysis of EU Food Contact Product Incidents 2023-24 [Research]

Food contact materials are sometimes subject to rigorous checks in the EU because market surveillance authorities want to ensure that the population is not exposed to harmful chemicals and other dangers when storing or consuming food and beverages. This is … Continue reading

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Common LVD, RED, and EMC Compliance & Recall Risks for Electrical Products Sold in the EU & UK [Research]

Sofeast commissioned some research recently on which electrical products being imported into the EU fell foul of the LVD, RED, and EMC regulations over a recent 6-month period, what the issues were, and what actions were taken by market surveillance … Continue reading

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Common Compliance & Recall Risks for IoT Devices Sold in the EU & UK

Sofeast commissioned some research recently on which chemical compliance incidents occurred in EU countries in the past year 22/23, the substances found, where, and the actions taken by authorities. Let’s look at issues found in IoT Devices by market surveillance … Continue reading

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Common Compliance & Recall Risks for Packing Materials Sold in the EU & UK (22/23)

Sofeast commissioned some research recently on which chemical compliance incidents occurred in EU countries in the past year 22/23, the substances found, where, and the actions taken by authorities. Let’s look at packing materials which were found to be non-compliant … Continue reading

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Common Compliance & Recall Risks for Bags Sold in the EU & UK

  Sofeast commissioned some research recently on which chemical compliance incidents occurred in EU countries in the past year 22/23, the substances found, where, and the actions taken by authorities. Let’s look at issues found in bags by market surveillance … Continue reading

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Common Compliance & Recall Risks for Electric Household Appliances Sold in the EU & UK

Sofeast commissioned some research recently on which chemical compliance incidents occurred in EU countries in the past year 22/23, the substances found, where, and the actions taken by authorities. Let’s look at issues found in electric household appliances by market … Continue reading

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How to Comply with CE and UKCA? [Podcast]

Renaud and Adrian discuss CE and UKCA compliance. These are EU and British regulations for product safety, health, and environmental requirements. If you sell products in these markets you’ll need to add the CE or UKCA mark to them, so … Continue reading

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Exploring Product Safety & Reliability Issue Liability [Podcast]

Sofeast’s CEO Renaud Anjoran is joined by two guests, Clive Greenwood and Andrew Wilson of WWMG associates to discuss the topic of liability for product safety issues. There’s commonly a disconnect between Chinese manufacturers and their foreign customers over who … Continue reading

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How Many Product Samples Do We Really Need To Test For Reliability And Compliance?

You need to be aware that during new product development, and also during mass production runs, a number of samples will need to be tested in different ways. The objective is generally to assure their quality, their reliability, and their safety, … Continue reading

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Stainless steel bottle testing for safety & compliance. How is it done?

Stainless steel bottle testing is something importers need to get right as they’re classed as a food contact material product (FCM). They’re a hot product and something we’re asked about quite regularly. In this post, we’ll explain the kinds of … Continue reading

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