Pesticide regulations and MRLs for food products: An overview
Pesticides are widely used around the world to protect agricultural crops against insects, rodents and other predatory pests, as well as bacteria, mould and fungus. In this article, we'll provide a brief overview of the regulatory requirements and maximum residue levels for pesticides used in food products in key markets.
Regulations for food packaging products and materials
Food packaging products and materials are subject to regulations in most major jurisdictions around the world. As they play an important role in overall food safety, this article will provide a summary of the principle regulatory requirements for food packaging products and materials in the U.S., EU, China and Japan.
Preservative challenge testing for cosmetic products
Cosmetics and personal care products are typically subjected to a number of different tests prior to its market release. One of the tests conducted is the preservative challenge testing to gauge the effectiveness of preservative agents that are added to the cosmetic products. In this article, the importance and specifics of the preservative challenge testing will be discussed.
Food and the environment: Safety begins at the source
Food and environmental pollution are two of the most important issues of our time. Growing concern about the potential effects of some man-made chemical substances on human health and the environment has prompted action from local authorities to global organisations. The greatest attention to control persistent organic pollutants is given to organic substances that can cause adverse human health or environmental effects.