Extended deadline for UFI creation and Poison Centre Notifications

Published: 08 January 2020

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The Poison Centre Notification deadline for products intended for consumer use has been postponed.

This means that the deadlines for creating UFIs, adding these to labels and submitting Poison Centre Notifications are now as follows:

  • 1 January 2021 for consumer and professional use
  • 1 January 2024 for industrial use
  • 1 January 2025 for those who have completed Member State notifications

Even though some of you may have already created your UFIs, the advice from ECHA is do not add UFIs to product labels yet as the system for submitting Poison Centre Notifications isn’t fully live. The UFI placement on the label should coincide with a submission to avoid ‘empty’ UFIs.

Notify now to benefit from the extended deadline of 2025

There is still time to complete your Member State notifications to benefit from the extended deadline of 2025. You have until January 2021 to notify the Poison Centre of each EU Member State your product is sold into, by submitting your product data and branded Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

Creating and submitting Poison Centre Notifications will be a complex process for some organisations, so notifying Member States will give you around a 5 year transitional period. This is highly recommended to allow you to monitor the regulations and carefully plan the creation of UFIs, printing of appropriate labels, and submissions of Poison Centre Notifications into schedules.


Please contact Apollo’s Compliance department for any further information.