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May 09, 2022
Julie Ross
International business development director
New CMR substance bans create consequences for the cosmetics industry

The European Commission now seems to routinely extend the list of carcinogenic, mutagenic, or reprotoxic (“CMR”) substances that are prohibited for use in cosmetics throughout the EU. Most of these banned substances are relatively unknown, but a grow…

May 09, 2022 by Julie Ross, International business development director
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May 05, 2022
Guest author: Nicola Smith
Spotlight: The scope of food safety is expanding in the EU and the UK

Foreword by Julie Ross, International Business Development Director at Sedgwick: Welcome to the latest edition of spotlight. Spotlight is our way of sharing insights and perspectives from our strategic partners – lawyers, insurers, risk managers and…

May 05, 2022 by Guest author: Nicola Smith
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April 27, 2022
Jeremy Schutz
Rise in deaths linked to children’s products renews push for safety disclosure law

Following a steady increase in reported deaths caused by faulty children’s products, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is under pressure to act more aggressively in pushing companies to recall products that pose a risk to children and tod…

April 27, 2022 by Jeremy Schutz
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April 20, 2022
Guest author: Nicola Smith
Spotlight: What’s driving the increase in food recalls in the EU?

Foreword by Julie Ross, international business development director at Sedgwick: Welcome to the latest edition of spotlight. Spotlight is our way of sharing insights and perspectives from our strategic partners – lawyers, insurers, risk managers and…

April 20, 2022 by Guest author: Nicola Smith
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April 18, 2022
Ryan Gooley
With the FDA’s latest recall guidance, mock recalls are now a must

As COVID-19 begins to subside, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), like other federal agencies is shifting its focus away from the pandemic and back toward more routine issues. As an example, the FDA recently published its final guidance out…

April 18, 2022 by Ryan Gooley
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April 08, 2022
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
European Commission to focus on textile industry sustainability in 2022

For years, the European Commission has been working on a plan to create a circular economy for a more sustainable future. The resulting Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), adopted in March 2020, includes several strategic initiatives that would tran…

April 08, 2022 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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April 05, 2022
Amanda Combs
recall consultant
High levels of nitrosamine causing recalls

Over the past few years, several drugmakers have had to recall blood pressure medications due to the presence of excess levels of nitrosamine. It’s happening again. Two major pharmaceutical companies have issued voluntary recalls of several tablet me…

April 05, 2022 by Amanda Combs, recall consultant
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March 24, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
FDA urges companies to be ‘recall ready’ as it releases finalized guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently finalized a guidance document outlining how companies and stakeholders should become “recall ready” to minimize buyers’ and users’ exposure to potential health risks.The Initiation of Voluntary Rec…

March 24, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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March 18, 2022
Wayne Mitchell
global director, sales and marketing
Is it feasible to expect new EV sales in the US to reach 50% by 2030?

It may seem like everyone you know is driving an electric vehicle (EV) or is planning to buy one in the near future. On the contrary, adoption of EVs in the United States is very low – lower than in other major markets like China and Europe. Despite …

March 18, 2022 by Wayne Mitchell, global director, sales and marketing
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March 15, 2022
Julie Ross
International business development director
The European Commission may be ready to subsidise the semiconductor industry

The global semiconductor shortage has plagued many industries and frustrated consumers for the best part of two years. To avert future shortages, the European Union (EU) has now joined the ranks of several countries in introducing legislation to shor…

March 15, 2022 by Julie Ross, International business development director
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March 11, 2022
Julie Ross, International business development director and Luke Evans, business development manager
European recalls rose in 2021 despite COVID-19 disruptions

As we enter the third calendar year of the COVID-19 pandemic, regulators are adapting to the “new normal.” As reported in our latest edition of the recall index report, product recalls rose by over a quarter (25.5%) across key European industries in …

March 11, 2022 by Julie Ross, International business development director and Luke Evans, business development manager
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March 04, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Recall index sees lingering COVID-19 challenges for all key industries in 2022

While regulators and business leaders enter the third calendar year of COVID-19, some new challenges are emerging atop the lingering supply chain and service issues brought on by the pandemic. The Biden administration continues to push for more consu…

March 04, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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February 16, 2022
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
New EU Clinical Trial Regulation brings positive and negative changes

The European Union Clinical Trial Regulation (CTR) recently came into force and introduced a unified regulatory regime that applies to all EU member states. While the goal of the CTR is to reestablish the EU’s competitiveness in the field of scientif…

February 16, 2022 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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February 11, 2022
Matt Walker
recall advisor
FDA focuses on women’s health in medical device research and regulation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has turned its attention to the development and regulation of medical devices unique to women’s health. The FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) recently finalized its Health of Women…

February 11, 2022 by Matt Walker, recall advisor
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January 18, 2022
Julie Ross
International business development director
EU New Deal regulations likely to result in more recalls

The European Union’s “New Deal”, the Enforcement and Modernisation Directive, boosts consumer rights protection and updates e-commerce and digital content regulations. The directive also broadens the definition of product safety to include misleading…

January 18, 2022 by Julie Ross, International business development director
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