Welcome to the Intertek Podcast Network, Assurance in Action, your hub for quality insights and information from our Intertek experts. Learn what our people are saying about important industry trends ranging from food safety standards to supplier management and everything in between! With new and recurring guests, we are poised to provide you the knowledge needed to enhance your business processes, operations, and safety.
Food Contact Materials & Articles- Part 1/3- Regulations in the European Union
10:14In Europe, food contact materials and articles fall under Regulation (EC) 1935/2004. This regulation applies to all types of materials and articles, including active and intelligent materials and articles that are intended to be brought into contact with food. It also applies to those that are already in contact with food and were intended for that purpose. To learn more about Food Contact Materials and Articles Regulations in European Union, stream our podcast now.Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn
CSR Due Diligence Legislation: Will It Save the World?
10:08Over the last several years, legislative bodies and regulators globally have enacted social responsibility and due diligence laws in hopes of improving the way businesses and their supply chains interact with their communities and the environment. In this episode of Assurance In Action, Justin Bettey, Intertek's Director of Strategic Partnerships, asks the question, is legislation enough? We examine real life examples of the effects of legislation, company action, and consumer pressures, and how they work together to make the world a more sustainable place. intertek.buzzsprout.comFollow us on Twitter and LinkedIn
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Cosmetic Ingredients Part 2: Focus on Safety Assessment of Essential Oils
5:54Consumers today are making more meaningful purchasing choices when it comes to natural products and essential oils have attracted great interest in recent years. Even though essential oils are natural substances derived from plants, it doesn't mean they should automatically be considered safe for consumers. Join our industry experts, Héloïse Pikkety and Amélie Cordonnier, as they discuss essential oil and how to assess its safety.Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn
Vertical Farming – A Sustainable Solution to Food Security?
22:56The world’s population will reach between nine and ten billion by 2050 and scaling up food production sufficiently to feed our greater population, using our current system, is not viable if we are to meet the agreed climate change targets.More of the same is not an answer…so what is?Intertek’s Global Innovation Manager Patrick McNamara meets with Kate Brunswick from Innovation Agritech Group and SAI Global’s Robin Levin to discuss vertical farming as a sustainable solution to food security challenges.Case Study [saiassurance.co.uk]: Learn more about IAG’s journey to Red Tractor CertificationFollow us on Twitter and LinkedIn
Cosmetic Ingredients Part 1– Focus on Essential Oils
6:11Consumers today are making more meaningful purchasing choices when it comes to natural products and essential oils have attracted great interest in recent years. Even though essential oils are natural substances derived from plants, it doesn't mean they should automatically be considered safe for consumers. To learn more about what essential oil is and how to assess its safety, stream our podcast now.Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn
RoHS Technical Documentation File
18:14Technical documentation describes the design, manufacture, and operation of a product and must include all details necessary to demonstrate that the product complies with all applicable requirements. Join our guests Robert Trimble, Program Manager, and Jasmin Durkut, Operations Manager from Intertek Assuris to learn more about RoHS Technical Documentation File services. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn
Cosmetic Industry: In Silico Methods
9:38Today’s podcast is dedicated to In Silico methods including read-across and (Q)SAR approaches. The adoption of the European Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 has contributed to the development of alternative methods and tests to assess the hazards of new substances without animal testing. Join our French Intertek Assuris experts, Marie Duigou and Déborah Mitjans, as they talk about In Silico methods focusing on cosmetic ingredients, EU legislation & much more. intertek.comFollow us on Twitter and LinkedIn
Cosmetic Industry : How to Manage Raw Materials Multi-Sourcing?
7:34Listen to our new episode of the podcast "Assurance in Action" dedicated to the cosmetics industry. Join our French Intertek Assuris experts, Annaëlle Le Cocquen and Cyndia Bellahsene, as they talk about the new supply chain challenges that companies are currently facing due to the various consecutive crises we are experiencing such as the covid-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, etc. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn
Building Science Solutions
18:53In this episode of Assurance in Action, Intertek’s Building & Construction Team, discuss Building Science Solutions. Join our guest John Runkle Intertek’s Vice President of Building Science Solutions in discussing a full array of expertise for enclosure consulting and quality assurance on new and existing facilities.Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn
Sustainable Cosmetics Series: Episode 4 of Microplastics
9:12For many years there has been an increase in the consumption of plastic. When it’s not disposed of correctly it breaks down into tiny particles that do not biodegrade. It’s a major environmental issue, every year about 42 000 tons of microplastics are released into the Environnement. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has been working since January 2019 on a restriction for products containing microplastics. Listen to our Assurance in Action podcast dedicated to Sustainable Cosmetics to understand better the impact of this coming legislation on the cosmetic industry. Our experts Claire Chaumonnot and Elodie Garnier explain what this restriction is about !Intertek.comFollow us on Twitter and LinkedIn