Consultation on Kresoxim-methyl and Its Associated End-use Products, Proposed Re‑evaluation Decision PRVD2020-10

Notice to the reader:

The online consultation is now closed.

Health Canada is consulting Canadians on the proposal that products containing kresoxim-methyl are acceptable for continued registration in Canada.

Kresoxim-methyl is a fungicide registered for use on apples, pears and grapes and can be applied by ground application equipment only to manage mildew and black rot on those fruit. As a result of the re-evaluation of kresoxim-methyl, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposes further risk-reduction measures in addition to those already identified on kresoxim-methyl product labels.

The re-evaluation found risks to human health and the environment are acceptable with proposed mitigation measures including additional personal protective equipment requirements for workers, lower the number of applications per season to protect the general population, and enhanced label statements to protect the environment. Proposed statements prohibit use of kresoxim-methyl to control aquatic pests as well as the use of aerial application equipment.

Currently registered products containing kresoxim-methyl can be found in Appendix I in the PRVD or by visiting the Pesticide Label Search database.

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

How to Get Involved

This consultation is open for comment from 16 July 2020 to 14 October 2020 (90 calendar days).

To comment on PRVD2020-10:

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: PRVD2020-10, Kresoxim-methyl 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 Canada.ca.

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

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