I got an answer about yesterday. Food stuffs are not considered hazardous, and therefore GHS does not apply. It was suggested that I put a label saying “not for consumption” or similar on them, and nothing else is needed. For household chemicals that are considered dangerous, you get the SDS from the manufacturer, and the standard is that if the use of them gives a hazard no more than the expected use of the substance, a normal GHS label from the SDS is all you need. If the use makes it more hazardous, you need to note that on the GHS label.
So I don’t need labels for my hotdogs, milk, coffee, egg whites, since they are exempt from GHS rules, and for the Draino and Cascade liquid, I search using goggle the name and company, and that’s where I get the data. Many companies have gotten extensions and don’t yet have SDS’s, they still have MSDS’s, and if that’s the case, you email them asking for it, and if it’s not available, you document that in your data base.
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can you provide me a sample of the type of labeling you would use for food stuffs used in labs?
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