Consultation on Iron (Present as Ferric Phosphate) and Its Associated End-use Products, Proposed Re evaluation Decision PRVD2017-21

This consultation is now closed.

Iron (present as ferric phosphate) is a registered pesticide used by growers, commercial applicators and the public to control snails and slugs on food and ornamental crops, and on turf. End-use products include Sluggo Slug and Snail Bait and Scotts Ecosense Slug-B-Gon Slug & Snail Bait products. (Find labels for all registered products in the label search database).  Following a scheduled re-evaluation under the Re-evaluation Program, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is consulting Canadians on the proposal to continue the registration of iron and its associated products, with updated label statements to reflect current labelling standards.

These include:

  • Environmental hazard label statements for both commercial and domestic products
  • Storage label statements; and
  • Statement to keep out of reach of pets

For more information on the proposed decision open the "Proposed Re-evaluation Decision".

How to Get Involved

This consultation is open for comment from 24 November 2017 to 22 February 2018 (90 calendar days).

To comment on PRVD2017-20:

Step 1  Request the full consultation document to read the Science Evaluation that is the basis of this proposed regulatory decision.

Step 2  Submit comments to the PMRA Publications Section.

All comments received will be considered. A final re-evaluation decision for iron (present as ferric phosphate) will consider additional scientific information provided during the public comment period.

Please refer to the document title - for example: PRVD2017-20, Iron (Present as Ferric Phosphate) and Its Associated End-use Products – when providing comments.

Reporting to Canadians

Health Canada will make the results of this consultation available on this website. Once the decision on iron (present as ferric phosphate) and its associated end-use products is finalized, the PMRA will post a Re-evaluation Decision on the Pesticides and Pest Management Reports and Publications portion of Health Canada’s website.

If you have any questions, contact the Pest Management Information Service.

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