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FDA Publishes Added Sugars Final Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final guidance on the Declaration of Added Sugars on Honey, Maple Syrup, Other Single-Ingredient Sugars and Syrups, and Certain Cranberry Products. As per the final guidance and the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (also known as the 2018 Farm Bill), single-ingredient products such as honey, maple syrup, and other single ingredient sugars and syrups do not need to list the heading “Added sugars” and they do not need to list the number of grams of added sugars. However, the product will still need to list the percent Daily Value for the added sugars in the same row as normally shown, as seen in the example from the guidance pictured to the right.

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New York Extends Household Cleansing Product Enforcement Date

On June 12, 2019 the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued an Environmental Notice that they will not enforce the original July 1, 2019 compliance date for the Household Cleansing Product Disclosure Program. They will now take enforcement action starting on January 2, 2020. Earlier this year, the NY DEC indicated that they would not enforce the July 1, 2019 compliance date until October 2, 2019.

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Proposition 65 Sixty Day Notices Issued for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)

As of April 2019, The Center for Environmental Health has issued the first two sixty day notices for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA). The products targeted by enforcement agencies are makeup and foundation products.

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Market Surveillance of Textile Products in Some Regions of China from February to April 2019

Below categories of textile product market surveillance results had been revealed from February to April 2019, covering school uniforms, down garments, suits and coats, casual wear, wool and cashmere products, functional garments, shirts, underwear, socks & hosieries, scarves, towels and bedding products, organized by state and local AMR (former QTS & AIC). The surveillance include most regions of China, especially Zhejiang, Shandong, Shanghai, Qinghai, Liaoning, Beijing, Henan, Hebei, Hubei, Jiangxi, Xinjiang, Sichuan, Heilongjiang, Fujian.

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Market Surveillance of Footwear and Leather Goods in Some Regions of China from February to May 2019

Six categories of footwear, fur garments and leather goods had been inspected and reported from February to April 2019 in some regions of China, covering children’s shoes, bags, fur garments, snow boots, luggage and casual shoes. The regions include Henan, Shanghai, Heilongjiang and Zhejiang etc.

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