Brief Overview of CLP

CLP legislation was introduced within the EU (as the EU implementation of GHS) in order to ensure hazardous chemicals are Classified, Labelled and Packaged in a consistent way. CLP legislation does not cover cosmetic products, as these are provided for by existing legislation; however, other non-cosmetic fragranced products are included, quite often as ‘mixtures’ (the CLP term). Mixtures include things such as washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, household cleaners, air fresheners, candles and reed diffusers. CLP came into force on the 1st of June 2015 for all mixtures entering the market. Since Brexit, the EU CLP Regulation has been retained in GB law however, any future amendments are independent of each other. Notably, the most recent amendment to EU CLP regarding the implementation of UFI’s on all mixtures classified as a physical or health hazard was not adopted by GB CLP.