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    Seafood Supply Chain

    “Fish fraud” happens when an inexpensive type of fish is purposely substituted for another more expensive one. UL microbiologists help ensure transparency in the seafood supply chain. Through DNA testing and a scientific process called ”fish speciation,” the exact species of fish can be determined before it gets to your plate.

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    Personal Floatation Devices

    Being safe and smart on the water means wearing a life jacket. Not only does a life vest keep you afloat, it also helps keep you warmer in cold water. UL certifies life jackets to specific requirements set by the U.S. Coast Guard and UL for personal floatation devices.

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    Water

    Amid growing demand for resources and increased scarcity, water management has become increasingly important in the global debate on sustainability. UL offers solutions to help companies better understand how their processes and operations impact water and the environment to demonstrate water stewardship to the communities in which they operate.

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    Food

    From the rising popularity of local farmer markets to the farm-to-table movement, people are demanding more information about where their food comes from. As an official certification body for the Equitable Food Initiative Certification Program, UL Registrar LLC helps growers verify their labor, food safety and pest management practices.

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    Plastics

    As people grow more concerned about the impact that plastics have on their health and the environment, companies are looking beyond "traditional," petroleum-based plastics and finding alternatives derived from renewable sources like plants. Testing plastics since 1941, UL is a leading global provider for the production of test specimens and testing and certification services for innovative plastics.

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