Frequently Asked Questions

Food Testing and Certification for Hong Kong Market

The food industry in Hong Kong is facing challenges of increasing consumer concerns of food quality and safety  as well as controlling growing supply chains complexities. Whether you are a manufacturer, an importer / exporter, or a retailer, regulatory compliance, food safety management certification, and consumer satisfaction are keys to success in this dynamic marketplace.  As an accredited testing and certification services provider, Bureau Veritas helps manufacturers, importers / exporters, or retailers to demonstrate their products are safe to consume, and in return, benefitting from customer confidence, sales, market share and profitability. 
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Direct Data Entry Interface (DDEI) for Inspections

DDEI is a web based application developed by Bureau Veritas to facilitate efficient completion of an inspection report online. It enables Bureau Veritas to internally streamline the inspection report process, allow easy validation, track report status at all stages, generate faster report release to the factory or vendor as well as enable business intelligence reports for the brands and retailers via OneSource Suite.
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ECommerce
The OneSource ECommerce platform enables the online ordering and scheduling of inspections, audits and assessments as well as the ability for clients to use online Test Request Forms.
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Lead Regulations
Lead is a heavy bluish-gray metal with compounds are used as a pigment in paints, dyes, and ceramic glazes to provide bright and vibrant colors and provide increased durability. Over the years, the amount of lead used in these products has been reduced to minimize potential harmful effects on people, animals, and the environment.
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Cadmium Regulations
Cadmium is a highly toxic substance, exposure to which can produce a wide range of health effects. It's been used in pigments, corrosion resistant plating on steel and as a stabilizer in plastics, but due to a variety of regulations, cadmium is no longer used in these applications. It is suspected that manufacturers have started to replace lead with cadmium.
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California Proposition 65
Proposition 65 is a California law that can be both complex and challenging for industry to comply with and for consumers to understand. The law was intended to protect the citizens of the State of California and its drinking water resources from chemicals that are known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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Organic Cotton
Organic cotton is seen as "environmentally friendly", as it has been grown for at least three years without chemical pesticides, defoliants, or fertilizers. Natural fertilizers and fertilizing techniques are used instead. Third-party certification organizations verify that organic producers employ only approved natural methods and materials in organic production.
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
The FCC is an agency of the U.S. Federal Government which is responsible for the management of the radio spectrum in the US, protecting against "radio and broadcast pollution" by enforcing standards of decency and regulating electromagnetic noise sources. FCC regulations apply to electrical and electronic products that may produce radio frequency pollution.
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CA Formaldehyde in Composite Wood
Formadehyde is used in wood composite products as an adhesive, in which it links with other components to form strong bonds. The CARB regulation affects all parties in the supply chain, including manufacturers, distributors, importers, fabricators, and retailers involved with the sale, supply, or distribution of composite wood product in California.
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Engineering Services
When you find yourself facing complex issues and questions that require more than a simple pass or fail test report, Bureau Veritas' Engineering Services team can assist you. The Engineering Services team is comprised of experienced engineers who specialize in consumer products, and currently offers services for hardlines, electrical, toy and juvenile products.
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Mill Improvement Program
Following requests from many of the worlds leading brands, retailers and apparel factories/mills, Bureau Veritas has developed this program to help manage and mitigate risks for apparel buyers, sellers, manufacturers and mills. Our solution assists the entire apparel/textile product supply chain, helping to prevent poor quality, unsafe or non-compliant fabrics being shipped.
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KC Mark
This mark stands for "Korea Certification", and is a legally compulsory certification mark that must appear on products as specified in related laws and ordinances. All textile products selling in Korea should use the KC mark. Baby items must be tested by KC requirements in an authorized lab in Korea.
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Uniform Law Labeling
A law label is a tag attached to a product that provides consumers information such as product content and manufacture information. By providing information about the product, law labels are intended to protect consumers from unknowingly purchasing a second-hand product or one that contains unsafe or unsanitary fillings.
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US Care Labeling
The Care Labeling Rule was issued by the Federal Trade Commission under 16 CFR 423, and makes it mandatory to label textile wearing apparel and “certain piece goods.” Manufacturers and importers of textile wearing apparel, or piece goods for making wearing apparel, are responsible for labeling.
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Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc. ("BVCPS") provides the information in these frequently asked questions "as is." In no event will BVCPS be liable for any loss in profits, business, use or data or for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages of any kind in connection with these frequently asked questions. These frequently asked questions are a resource of general information and do not constitute the legal or other professional advice of BVCPS. Readers of these frequently asked questions should seek legal counsel regarding statutory or regulatory requirements discussed in these frequently asked questions. BVCPS DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IN CONNECTION WITH THESE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. 

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