The UFI code, introduced by CLP Annex VIII, is a labelling element that links a specific hazardous mixture to its specific data that has been notified to the EU Poison Centres database. Therefore, every company that places hazardous mixtures on the market will have to generate their own UFI codes, so that they can be included in the EU Poison Centres notifications for their products and then be included in the hazardous products' label.
Annex VIII of CLP: what does it entail?
According to article 45 of the CLP Regulation, importers and downstream users who place hazardous mixtures on the market shall submit relevant info to appointed bodies, in order to allow the proper management of emergencies.
Until now this process is different for each EU member state, generating a fragmented approach to poison centres and complicating the process of selling hazardous chemical mixtures in multiple EU states.
Regulation 2017/542, which defines Annex VIII of CLP, was published with the aim of harmonising the type and format of data to be notified to poison centres in the EU.
As the regulation itself specifies, a declaration complying to CLP Annex VIII will have to be sent electronically in a specific XML format, provided by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA).
The software solution
Selerant is always working on enhancing its solutions in order to help users be compliant with regulations. The newest versions of the Hazex and Devex suites will enable the first part of our UFI module, which will let you:
- Automatically generate UFI codes for your products
- Add UFIs of the MiM (Mixture in Mixture)
- Manage and maintain your UFI portfolio
UFI creation in Hazex Professional.
Second part of the module: EU PCN declaration
The second part of this module, related to PCN declaration, will be available before the end of 2019.
It will let users do the following:
- Automatically extract data from the system that are relevant for the notification.
- Add relevant information requested by Annex VIII.
- Have a preview of the info needed for declaration, and generate the PCN dossier.
- Calculate when UFI code and PCN declaration must be updated.