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Recently, a survey by Hong Kong’s Consumer Council tested 17 models of Chinese-style plastic spatulas in the market, all labelled “heat resistant”, by immersing in a boiling sour liquid or alcohol resulted in five failing to meet European testing requirements, leaving behind excessive chemical substances known as primary aromatic amines (PAA) that potentially could cause cancer risks.

SGS Hong Kong offer expertise in analytical testing services for plastic and non-plastic materials intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.  Moreover, we offer a voluntary program, the SGS Independently Checked mark, a program where the manufacturer or retailer can additionally implement to verifying compliance with the current mandatory regulations for a given market, which can further differentiate with a range of similar products in the market to earn and maintain the trust of consumers.

What is the SGS Independently Checked Mark?

  • A product approval mark that offers reassurance a product has passed independent, third party testing, helping consumers to make more informed purchase decisions

What does the SGS Independently Checked Mark offer?

  • It demonstrates that a product has been independently and randomly sampled and tested by a third-party laboratory for up to 6 product criteria, selected by you:
  • Quality
  • Performance
  • Durability
  • Functionality
  • Usability
  • Workmanship

The Benefits:

  • Competitive advantage – products have fulfilled legal requirements, national and international standards
  • Transparency – product information is easily accessed by scanning our QR code
  • Quality – Reviewed yearly to ensure that products continue to meet the requirements and regulations
  • Trust – the product is tested by an independent third-party to help gain the trust from consumers

Independent and innovative, our safety experts use state-of- the-art facilities and technology to deliver tailor made added value services that help improve your business. We offer efficient solutions to help safeguard quality, safety and sustainability.

Please contact our Customer Service Team for more information!

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