The Situation

A client wished to launch a new range of fertiliser products into a number of European territories, but was unsure of their regulatory and labelling obligations.


The Activity

Sharper Thinking carried out appropriate technical research to understand the regulatory and labelling requirements of these new fertiliser products to enable them to be sold across the EU and specific member states. Sharper Thinking guided the client in creating the appropriate product labels, ensuring they were compliant with the range of regulations. This included Regulation (EC 2003/2003) European Fertilisers, The Fertiliser Regulations 1991 as well as all associated amendments for product declarations.  It also included Regulation (EC) 1069/2009 and Regulation (EC) 142/2011 which relate to the use of animal by-products not intended for human consumption, as well as Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 (CLP) on classification, labelling and packaging of products, including required Safety Data Sheets (SDS).


The Result

Sharper Thinking waded through the minefield of UK and European regulation to ensure that the company and its new products were compliant with all appropriate regulations, and could be legally sold into specific European territories. This saved the company having to employ a person with this specific expertise, and ensured that products were launched on time. Sharper Thinking continue to provide ad-hoc support to the client in this area