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Petition to remove “inedible” from rawhides

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has received a petition from the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center (FAPC) on the campus of Oklahoma State University (OSU) to remove hides from the list of inedible products.


OEKO-TEX new regulations concerning leather chemicals

Among the new regulations that entered into force on April 1, the Switzerland headquartered independent testing and certification system for leather and textiles, announced that leather chemicals will shortly also be able to be tested and certified according to the Eco Passport by OEKO-TEX standard.


New OEKO-TEX Leather Standard regulations in 2019

The existing guidelines for the OEKO-TEX product portfolio have been amended and the new regulations are to come into effect after a three-month transition period on April 1, 2019. The assessment for sustainable production conditions, ‘STeP’, is also be to extended to leather.