Numerous chemical products (e.g. detergents, paints, adhesives) are placed on the EU market and are used both by the general public in daily lives and by professionals in their working environments. Chemical products are generally considered safe when the instructions for use are followed. However, unintentional exposure to chemicals can occur, for example, due to improper use or accidents. When this happens, immediate access to relevant information about the chemical information of that product is vital.
Therefore, in accordance with Article 45 and Annex VIII of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures, it is required to provide an information file on dangerous products to be submitted to Poison Centers. This information file allows emergency responders to obtain accurate information about the composition of a product. As with CLP, candles, melts, reed diffusers and other household fragrance products fall under CLP’s remit and therefore these products must have a UFI number with formulation information submitted to the Poison Center Portal.
In accordance with Annex VIII of the CLP Regulation, manufacturers, importers and other product owners must:
- Creation of a unique Formula Identifier (UFI) to be labeled and/or printed on SDS of hazardous mixtures.
- Submission of hazardous mixture files in PCN format to the institution appointed by each Member State.
- Notification of all commercially available mixtures classified for human health or physical hazards
- Attachment of the UFI to the product label and/or Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
- Submission of product information files to ECHA electronically or directly to designated bodies of member states via the PCN Portal
The unique formula identifier, known by the acronym UFI, is a 16-character alphanumeric code that must be added to the Product CLP label. In addition to the UFI, detailed information about the mixture, such as product formulation, trade name, color, packaging, product category and toxicological information, should also be reported to the poison center. UFI aims to establish a clear link between the product you offer and the information you provide. The condition for assigning a UFI is that all products labeled and declared with the same UFI must share the same mix composition and/or product category (a candle and air freshener can have the same composition, but they are products in different categories so separate files will be needed when entering the same UFI) .
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