The CLP Regulations (for “Classification, Labelling and Packaging”) is a European Union regulation from 2008, which aligns the European Union system of classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures to the Globally Harmonised System (GHS). It is expected to facilitate global trade and the harmonised communication of hazard information of chemicals and to promote regulatory efficiency. It complements the 2006 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation (EC No 1907/2006) and replaces the current system contained in the Dangerous Substances Directive (67/548/EEC) and the Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC).
The European Union’s 2008 CLP Regulations incorporates the classification criteria and labelling rules agreed at the UN level, the so-called Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). It introduced new classification criteria, european hazard symbols (pictograms) and Risk and Safety Statements for labelling, while taking into account elements which were part of the prior EU legislation.
The regulation requires companies to appropriately classify, label and package their substances and mixtures before placing them on the market. It aims to protect workers, consumers and the environment by labelling that reflects a particular chemical’s possible hazards. It also addresses the notification of classifications, the establishment of a list of harmonised classifications and the creation of a classification and labelling inventory, as required by REACH.
What needs to be written on my CLP label?
Your CLP label must contain information about a) the product’s ingredients, b) hazard warnings and c) contact information to the extent of a product’s printing area. Most importantly, on candles and other home fragrances the fragrance UFI code must be clearly visible as well as all hazard identifications (pictograms). These 2 elements can be found in section 1 and 2 of all our products’ SDS.
What is a UFI code
UFI stands for Unique Formula Identifier, a sort of Id for a specific chemical compound (i.e. fragrance oil) and it is a new requirement of EU CLP. Along with this, there is the requirement to notify your products to the relevant Poison Centre of the country you intend to sell in. The UFI must be prefaced with ‘UFI:’ on your CLP label. If you are only producing scented products (candles, room sprays etc), then the only UFI you will need is the fragrance’s UFI (you can find it in our SDS documents at the very top).
SDS, IFRA & Allergen declarations
The information provided in good faith and to the best of our current knowledge, but may be subject to change. Furthermore, it only represents the CLP contribution of the fragrance components and does not take into consideration any other ingredients that may be contained within the final product. The ultimate responsibility for the classification and labelling of the final product lies with the person placing it on the market. We recommend that this is determined using the information contained within the SDS of the fragrance in conjunction with that of the other ingredients within the final product.
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