INSPECTION OF MINERAL FERTILISERS IN TRADE
(Journal of Laws of 2020, item 1069) – link to regulation
In Poland, control is provided by the Main Inspectorate of Plant Health and Seed Inspection (PIORIN) Official website PIORIN
The accreditation in terms of fertiliser quality testing and sampling to assess conformity of fertilisers marked with the EC label is required (about 10 laboratories including INS and IUNG-PIB and two labs conducting tests for explosiveness of ammonium nitrate).
Inspections at the producer’s premises are determined by the Inspectorate, with a frequency of approximately 1 – 2 times per year.
EU compliant fertilisers – EC fertilisers
- on the basis of the manufacturer’s declaration and assessment of conformity with the requirements for types of fertilisers set out in EC Regulation No. 2003/2003, Annex 1 (2003) (assessed by the producer)
Declaration – defined nutrient contents, including their forms and solubilities, guaranteed within specified tolerances.
Declared content – the content of an element (or oxide) which, in accordance with the law, may be specified on the label, printed on the packaging or in an accompanying document.
Compliance assessment – assessment by official inspection bodies of the conformity of the manufacturer’s quality declaration with the facts and with the requirements for EC fertiliser.
Non-EU and national fertilisers submitted for national approval
Required opinions of testing bodies issued by:
- the Łukasiewicz Research Network – the New Chemical Syntheses Institute formerly Fertilizers Research Institute (INS) – chemical properties, toxic elements (As,Cd, Hg, Pb)
- the Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation – State Research Institute (IUNG-PIB) (assessment of suitability for fertilisation)
- the Institute of Technology and Life Science – State Research Institute
- the National Institute of Horticultural Research– State Research Institute
- the Forest Research Institute (IBL)
- the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI)
- Witold Chodźki Institute of Rural Medicine (IMW)
- the Institute of Environmental Protection – State Research institute (IOŚ-PIB)
(Journal of Laws 2008, No. 119, item 765, § 9) – link to regulation
For mineral fertilisers authorised to be placed on the market, national documents signalled the need to obtain:
SAFETY DATA SHEET or REACH SYSTEM SAFETY DATA SHEET