The federal government has extended the comment period for Notice of Intent NOI2023-01, Strengthening the regulation of pest control products in Canada until September 8. Proposed amendments of potential impact to retailers include:
- Requiring the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) to issue a public notification for section 10 maximum residual limits (MRL) applications once an application for imported food products has been accepted for review;
- Requiring registrants and applicants to submit available information on cumulative environmental effects, so this information could be considered within the PMRA’s environmental risk assessments;
- Adding an explicit authority to the Pest Control Products Regulations for the Minister to require registrants and applicants to submit available information on species at risk.
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