Labelling guide

Agcarm offers a useful guide to preparing labels for animal health and crop protection products.

The labelling guide was written by Agcarm in consultation with its members to provide best practice guidance on writing labels.  It meets the requirements of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996 and the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act 1997.

The guide is approved by the Environmental Protection Authority as a Code of Practice.

A code of practice will tell you how to meet the HSNO Act regulations and controls in a way that is legally defensible.

The guide also includes advice on meeting the labelling requirements of the ACVM Act.

A second edition was released in 2012 based on experience gained by Agcarm members and on changes since the publication of the first edition.

The label guide is free for Agcarm members.

2018 update

The Agcarm Labelling Guide (HSNOCOP 9 v2) is being reviewed in accordance with recent regulatory changes – the new HSNO regulations and Health and Safety at Work Act.

It is still an approved Code of Practice and relevant for substances approved prior to 1 December 2017. These substances need to comply with existing controls until they are re-issued.

Once re-issued, registrants will have between two to four years to comply with the EPA Labelling Notice.