Consultation on Soybean Oil and Its Associated End-use Products, Proposed Re‑evaluation Decision PRVD2018-02 

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Soybean oil is a registered pesticide used by the general public to kill household pests (for example ants, cockroaches, and spiders). It is also registered as a personal insect repellent for mosquitoes and black flies. Soybean oil is made from a naturally occurring plant, has a long history of use as a food, and is found in various cosmetics and natural health products. End-use soybean oil product listed in the Pesticide Label Search Database include Woodstream’s Blocker Insect Repellent series and Scotts Ecosense Indoor Insect Killer series.

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 soybean oil, with updated label statements 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 31 January 2018 to 1 May 2018 (90 calendar days).

To comment on PRVD2018-02:

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 will consider additional scientific information provided during the public comment period.

Please refer to the document title (for example: PRVD2018-02, Soybean Oil 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 is finalized, the PMRA will post a Re-evaluation Decision on the Pesticides and Pest Management Reports and Publications portion of

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

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