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Health risks of ingredient substances

Technical specification
Criterion text

Ingredient substances1 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-harmonised classification (in accordance with appendix VI in the CLP regulation) nor in self-classification.

Classification in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1272/2008

Hazard class

Hazard statement 

Acute toxicity (categories 1-3)

H300, H301, H310, H311, H330, H331

Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (category 1)


Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure (category 1)



H350, H351


H340, H341

Toxic for reproduction

H360, H361, H362


  • For classification with acute toxicity and/or specific target organ toxicity, the following are exempted:

Enzymes (including stabilizers and preservatives in the enzyme raw material).


Colouring agents approved as food additives in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 on food additives.

Biological substances2, for example plant extracts

  • For classification with H351, the following are exempted:

Pollutants of NTA (Trisodium nitrilotriacetate, CAS 5064-31-3) in complexing agents at levels of up to 0.1 weight percent in the end product.


1Ingredient substances are all substances in the product, including additives such as preservatives and stabilizers. However, impurities from raw material production are not included. Impurities are residues from raw material production in concentrations below 0,01 percent by weight in the product. Substances added to a raw material deliberately and with a certain purpose are not considered impurities regardless of concentration.

2Biological substances are substances extracted with or without solvents from biological material, possibly purified, but not further modified. They can be vegetable or animal.

Envrinmental Goals
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