As of January 1, 2021 (already postponed from January 1, 2020) per CLP Annex VIII, hazardous consumers mixtures, which are to be sold on the EU market, must be notified to Poison Centers and labels must be updated to include a unique formula identifier (UFI). The information provided to the Poison Centers will be utilized along with the UFI for emergency response. It will allow for more accurate advice and reduce over-precautious treatments to consumers.
What products are exempt?
- radio-active substances and mixtures
- mixtures for R&D use
- certain mixtures in finished state intended for final user: medicinal products, cosmetics, medical devices, food, etc.
What is a UFI?
Unique formula identifier (UFI) is a unique 16-character code to be applied to mixture labels from 2020. The UFI links together the information submitted the Poison Center and the product placed on the market.
What are the dates to submit?
- Mixture for consumer or professional use: 1 Jan 2021
- Mixture for industrial use: 1 Jan 2024
What information is required?
Not a definitive list, but here are some of the key elements of data that are required as part of the submission.
- Chemical Name
- CAS Number OR
- EC Inventory Number
- Resource Hazard Statements
- Resource Hazard Pictograms
- Trade Name
- UFI Number
- Use Type
- Product Characterization/Use
- Packaging type, Size, and Unit of Measure
- Color and Color intensity
How can ProductVision help?
The new ProductVision EU Poisons Module gives the user the ability to make the required submissions to ECHA in the proper Poison Centers Notification format (PCN) for their products. Once configured, ProductVision utilizes the System-to-system service to electronically submit your formulas directly to ECHA as a PCN submission. ProductVision also generates the UFI code automatically. Any relevant changes on the formula are detected and a new submission is only made when required. ProductVision records the history of each submission so they can easily be reviewed later if required. Manually, this process would be very time-consuming. ProductVision’s EU Poisons Module will quickly and accurately ensure that your poison submissions are made correctly.
For more information regarding Poison Centers: Home – Poison Centres (europa.eu)
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