Sensitizing (allergenic) product

It is important to reduce the risk of allergies in people who come in contact with hygiene and cleaning products. The core requirement excludes sensitizing products.

Criterion ID


Criterion level


Criterion type

Technical specification

Criterion text

The product shall not be classified with the following hazard class and hazard statements in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP regulation), neither in EU-harmonized classification (in accordance with appendix VI in the CLP regulation) nor in self-classification.

The product shall also not be subject to labeling requirements with the text "Contains (the name of the sensitizing substance). May cause an allergic reaction” (EUH208) according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP Regulation).

Classification in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008

Hazard class

Hazard statement 

Respiratory or skin sensitization

H317, H334


Products where the labelling with EUH 208 is caused by the classification of the ingredient enzymes.