Intertek Provides Solutions for Household Cleaners in New York State

    Compliance to Part 659: Household Cleaning Products

    OTTAWA, Feb. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek, the leading provider of quality
and safety services to a wide range of industries is now providing compliance
support solutions for New York State's labelling and information disclosure
requirement for cleaning products, also known as Part 659. Intertek's services
include product assessment and compliance recommendations, information
disclosure, and analytical testing.
    Part 659 of New York State's Environmental Conservation Law's article 35
provides rules for labelling and information disclosure for household cleaning
products. The primary area of interest of most household cleaner manufacturers
surrounds the requirement to disclose ingredients. Failure to disclose
ingredient information has very recently led to legal action by environmental
organizations against household cleaner manufacturers
    Intertek services to support Part 659 labelling and disclosure compliance
for household cleaning products include

    - Assessment of requirements and options,
    - Data gathering of information from suppliers,
    - Creation of ingredient information for disclosure,
    - Labelling options, and
    - Deformulation testing of cleaning product mixtures and formulations.

    "This month household cleaning brands have been targeted by environmental
organizations and held accountable for certain non-compliances to Part 659 of"
New York State's Environmental Conservation Law's article 35 " states Ruud
Overbeek, Director of Intertek's Health and Environmental Services group.
"Intertek's support will allow these companies to quickly and efficiently


    About Intertek Health & Environmental Services (

    Intertek Health & Environmental Services offers the complete solution for
health and environmental compliance for global, regional or local compliance,
providing sound traceability systems and strict enforcement of due diligence
policies. Intertek does more than simply help our clients comply, we give them
the competitive advantage they desire. Our services offers comprehensive
services for RoHS, Restricted substances, CPSIA, REACH, California Proposition
65, Carbon Management, and Greenhouse Gas reduction, including on-call
consulting, product testing and analysis, legal representation, certification
and corporate education appropriate for all types and levels of business.
Intertek Health & Environmental Services is a leader in global environmental
compliance, technology services and product stewardship.

    About Intertek (

    Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions
serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and
inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people
are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting
their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources
and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than
1,000 laboratories and offices and over 23,000 people in 110 countries around
the world.

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For further information:

For further information: Jonathan Hughes, Manager, Business Development
(REACH), (613) 599-3166 x2222,;;

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