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Regulamento de detergentes na União Europeia e Reino Unido

EU and UK Detergent Regulation

How to market a detergent in the EU (or UK)?

Before being placed on the European Union or United Kingdom markets, detergents must comply with several pieces of legislation. The main ones are, without a doubt, Regulation (EC) No. 648/2004 on detergents and Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on classification and labeling (CLP). In addition to these two main requirements, and like cosmetic products, detergents are also subject to the REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006.

Compliance with various other legal texts may be required for your detergent, depending on its intended use, composition and other parameters. For example, detergents may also have to follow the rules of the Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) 528/2012 or the Phosphorus Compounds Regulation (EU) 259/2012.

Lastly, responsible detergent brands must comply with industry best practices, such as Association of Soaps, Detergents and Housekeeping Products (A.I.S.E.) guidelines, IFRA standards related to the safe use of fragrance ingredients used in detergents. . There are other initiatives for detergent companies that want to go further, such as Ecolabel certification, which is a label of environmental excellence awarded to products that meet high environmental standards throughout their life cycle.

Como comercializar um detergente?
Apoio no cumprimento das obrigações legais de detergentes

Pharmilab offers a full range of services to guide you in the regulatory assessment and marketing of your detergents. Our services include:

  • An audit of your formula to identify your specific regulatory needs according to the scope of your product (dishwashing products, general surface cleaners, laundry care products, etc.)

  • An assessment of Biodegradability and support in Biodegradability testing (as biodegradability is one of the main requirements of the Detergents Regulation)

  • A review of ingredients and preparing your list of ingredients to add to your label

  • Classifying your product and creating the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

  • A toxicological risk assessment in accordance with the Association of Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products International (A.I.S.E.) guidelines. Specific precautionary words to label on the packaging are provided.

  • An analysis of the finished product to ensure that the regulatory dossier is exhaustive and fully compliant.

  • An analysis of the claim to ensure your commercial communication complies with relevant legal texts and industry practices.

  • An analysis of the label to check whether the consumer information it provides complies with relevant legislation.

  • Analysis of compliance with biocides regulations (if necessary)

  • Poison center notification (if necessary)

Need help or have any questions?

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