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Moves to bridge differences between the way medical devices are regulated in the EU and US could enable innovative new health technologies to be made available more quickly to patients and at lower cost, an expert in life sciences has said. 08 Feb 2019
Vehicle manufacturers and other businesses seeking to trial the use of automated vehicles on UK public roads should publicly set out a summary of the 'safety case' they have developed for their trials, according to new government guidelines. 06 Feb 2019
Automotive manufacturers selling vehicles in China are subject to strict rules governing product safety and must follow procedures set by a regulator when undertaking recalls. Manufacturers face financial losses, regulatory fines and significant reputational...
The discovery of defects in products is not unusual and the implications of a defect can be significant. Failing or unsafe products can affect a company's reputation and rectification can cost billions, if it is even possible. It can mire a company in litigation...
European law requires food businesses to ensure that only food which is safe is placed on the market. These requirements affect all stages of production, processing and distribution of food.
The criminal law imposes duties on both employers and suppliers to ensure that products provided for use at work are safe and free from risk. Failure to discharge these duties exposes businesses to the prospect of investigation by the regulators.
Along with a detailed regulatory regime, manufacturers and suppliers of products for use by UK consumers and in UK workplaces are bound by contractual and non-contractual obligations.
The UK's consumer product safety regulatory regime is broadly derived from EU legislation, which imposes obligations on each of the players in the supply chain from manufacturer through to distributor.
The UK government has announced a consultation into the rules governing allergen information on food which is prepacked and ready to eat. 28 Jan 2019
A new guide to help organisations implement and use artificial intelligence (AI) ethically and responsibly has been released for consultation by authorities in Singapore. 23 Jan 2019