The unique formula identifier, known by its acronym UFI, is a 16-character alphanumeric code that needs to be included on the Product CLP label.
An earlier blog of ours covers UFI’s in more detail, we recommended reading that first if you’d like more information around UFI regulations.
New UFI Regulations - What You Need To Know
UFI not required at 10%
As some of you may be aware already, when used at 10% in a non-hazardous base, some fragrances do not require a UFI number as they do not trigger any health or physical hazards. (Although you can, if you wish, still include a UFI number on your CLP label and voluntarily submit the UFI dossier to the PCN/NPIS).
Our fragrance oils that do not require UFI’s at 10% or below when used in a non-hazardous base are listed below:
|55 Shades||Almond Milk - Reformulated|
|Amber & Citrus||Ancient Woodlands|
|Apple & Ginger Cake||Australian Bush - Reformulated|
|Australian Sandalwood - Reformulated||Beyond Fabulous|
|Black Raspberry & Vanilla - Reformulated||Black Rose & Oud - Reformulated|
|Candy Cane||Cashmere & Caramel|
|Clove, Orange & Cedarleaf - Reformulated||Coconut Lime Reformulated|
|Cranberry Appletini||Creamy Pumpkin|
|Herbal Bouquet||Hot Chocolate|
|Irish Coffee||Japanese Honeysuckle - Reformulated|
|Jasmine & Magnolia - Reformulated||Lychee & Black Tea - Reformulated|
|Montego Bay - Reformulated||Moon Lake Musk - Reformulated|
|Nutmeg, Patchouli & Cedar||Orange & Vanilla - Reformulated|
|Palo Santo||Pineapple, Cranberry & Coconut - Reformulated|
|Rhubarb & Elderflower||Sea Salt & Sandalwood|
|Silk Road||Smoky Embers|
|Snug as a Bug||Spiced Maple & Citrus - Reformulated|
|Strawberry Fizz - Reformulated||Tigerlily Blossom - Reformulated|
|Tobacco & Oak||Vanilla, Patchouli & Sandalwood - Reformulated|
|Very Vanilla - Reformulated||Vetiver, Cedarwood & Fir - Reformulated|
|Vetiver, Patchouli & Citrus||Warm Sandalwood|
|Watermelon Lemonade - Reformulated||Wise Men|
We’ve also added a section to our website grouping these oils to make it easier to shop; this can be found here.
Please note that if these oils are used in a hazardous base (such as Augeo or perfumer’s alcohol) then a UFI number will be required. If you are using these fragrances at a concentration of more than 10% then a UFI number may be required.
Why do these oils not need a UFI?
Among the mixtures which fall under the scope of the CLP Regulation, those classified for environmental hazards only are outside the scope of Article 45 and information according to Annex VIII does not need to be submitted. Also, mixtures which are subject to supplemental labelling requirements according to Part 1 and 2 of Annex II to CLP but are not themselves classified for health or physical hazards are not subject to submission requirements.
In other words, if the product only triggers environmental hazards (H400, H410, H411, H412) and /or only has supplemental information on the CLP label (e.g. Contains: XXX, YYY, ZZZ. May cause an allergic reaction.) it will not require a UFI number.
Want assistance with preparing dossiers?
We always recommend seeking professional advice if this is something you’re uncertain about to ensure you meet regulatory requirements.
CLP Services for Candle Makers offer services to prepare required dossiers in English, French, German and Spanish and offer a reduced rate for their services when using NI Candle Supplies fragrances and are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the CLP regulations.
Learn more at https://clpservicesforcandlemakers.co.uk
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Such a useful addition to the site – as someone who has been slowly working through getting UFI dossiers submitted for all my products that need it, I’ll certainly be looking towards these fragrances where they fit!
That’s brilliant ! This makes it so much easier, thanks NI CANDLES❤️