Notification to the Belgian Poison Centre
In order to answer urgent phone calls about exposure to a product efficiently, the Belgian Poison Centre must have the correct composition and toxicological information of all plant protection products present on the Belgian market.
Instructions on how to notify your product to the Belgian Poison Centre, as well as information about the UFI-code, are available in the guidance document Notification to the Belgian Poison Centre.
First aid information on the label
According Regulation (EU) No 547/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 as regards labelling requirements for plant protection products, information on first aid shall be included clearly and indelibly on the packaging of plant protection products.
Drawing up the first aid information
Location on the packaging
The information on first aid may be placed immediately visible on the label/packaging, or may be provided on the inner pages of a booklet that is integrated in the label (see also section 3.3.3. of the guidance for the applicant of an authorisation).
- When the first aid information is placed immediately visible on the label or the packaging, it is possible that some information about medical response after exposure appears twice on the label: once as precautionary statement (P-statement) in the CLP-labelling section and once as first aid instruction in the first aid section. To avoid redundancy, it is possible to omit these P-statements concerning medical response from the CLP-labelling section, at the condition that the first aid section on the label is placed next to the section for the CLP-labelling.
- The first aid information can also be mentioned on the inner pages of a booklet that is integrated in the label. In this case, all P-statements which are stated on the authorisation certificate of the plant protection product, including these concerning medical response, must be immediately visible on the front of the booklet label in the section for the CLP-labelling.