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Inspectors begin controls of classification and labelling of mixtures

The inspections in EU and EEA Member States will check whether the classification and labelling of a mixture corresponds to the information presented in the safety data sheet for the mixture. The controls began in January 2018 under the enforcement project REACH-EN-FORCE-6 (REF-6).

Altogether, 31 European countries will participate in the project. Member States may also include additional modules in their inspections. The additional modules cover: exemptions concerning labelling and packaging requirements, the obligation to apply harmonised classification and labelling (CLH), the specific requirements of the CLP Regulation for liquid laundry detergent capsules (LLDCs), and the authorisation and labelling of biocidal products.

The REF-6 module on biocidal products is the first project undertaken jointly by the Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement (Forum) and the Forum’s Biocidal Products Regulation Subgroup (BPRS). This module is also the first enforcement project that the BPRS is participating in – the subgroup was founded in March 2017.

The REF-6 project was adopted by the Forum at the end of 2016. The inspection activities will continue throughout 2018. A report on the results of the inspections will be available in the fourth quarter of 2019.