Consultation on Piperine and Oil of Black Pepper and Their Associated End-use Products, Proposed Re evaluation Decision PRVD2017-25

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Piperine and oil of black pepper are registered pesticides derived from black pepper. They are used by the general public indoors and outdoors to repel cats, dogs, groundhogs, raccoons, skunks, and squirrels by causing irritation when animals touch or taste treated items. End-use piperine or oil of black pepper product names include Scent-A-Gone Animal Repellent and Chemfree Critter Ridder. (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 piperine and oil of black pepper, with updated label statements about storage and disposal, to reflect current health and environmental standards.

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

How to Get Involved

This consultation is open for comment from 12 December 2017 to 12 March 2018 (90 calendar days).

To comment on PRVD2017-25:

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.

Reporting to Canadians

Health Canada will make the results of this consultation available on this website. Once the decision on Piperine and Oil of Black Pepper and Their 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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