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EU Poison Centre Notification (PCN)

Under amended EU CLP regulation, importers and downstream users placing hazardous mixtures (i.e. detergents, paints, and adhesives) on the EU and EEA market must submit the composition and hazard information of the hazardous mixtures to the Member State appointed bodies commonly known as Poison Centres. This is also called EU Poison Centre Notification (PCN).


What Products Require Poison Centre Notification?

The EU Poison Centre Notification (PCN) is required for all mixtures classified as hazardous based on their health or physical effects. Mixtures only classified as hazardous to the environment do not need to be notified. PCN is not needed for hazardous substances.

When Shall Poison Centre Notifications Be Submitted?

From January 1, 2021, the Poison Centre Notification is required for hazardous mixtures for consumer and professional use. Only mixtures exclusively used for industrial purposes do not have to be notified until January 1, 2024.

If a mixture has already been notified according to the existing national procedures, a transitional period until January 1, 2025, applies.

How to Submit Poison Centre Notification?

The PCN can be submitted either directly, via International Uniform Chemical Information Database (IUCLID) or via the ECHA submission portal.

The following information is required:

  • product composition;
  • unique formula identifier code (UFI code);
  • classification and labeling; and
  • product category.

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  • EU poison centre notification
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Further Information

Have You Included a UFI Code in Your SDS when Exporting Mixtures to EU?