Last reviewed 18 November 2021

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have launched an EU wide campaign on poison centres and the Unique Formula Identifier (UFI).

The campaign is intended to raise awareness.

ECHA comments that “the goal is to educate parents with small children on what the UFI code is and how it can help them if there is an accident”. 

“Why the UFI matters for everybody. Since January 2021 on, European poison centres have been asking callers for a unique formula identifier (UFI) code. The UFI can be found on the product labels of many everyday chemical products, such as cleaning agents, paints, and adhesives. It helps poison centres to identify the product and its ingredients quickly, so they can give accurate advice to those in need.”

More information can be found on the poison centres website.