Consultation on Bacillus sphaericus Strain 2362 and Its Associated End-use Products, Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2022-13

Health Canada is consulting Canadians on the proposal to continue registration of all products containing Bacillus sphaericus strain 2362 registered for sale and use in Canada, with the proposed updates to label directions.

Bacillus sphaericus strain 2362 is of value for mosquito control targeting mosquito larvae in aquatic habitats. As a biological insecticide, Bacillus sphaericus strain 2362 provides a unique alternative to conventional chemical methods for mosquito control. The potential risks to human health and the environment are considered to be acceptable when products containing Bacillus sphaericus strain 2362 are used according to label directions. Directions include risk mitigation measures to protect human health and the environment and must be followed by law. In order to meet current standards, label updates to clarify use directions for products containing Bacillus sphaericus strain 2362 are proposed in PRVD2022-13.

For a full list of products containing Bacillus sphaericusStrain 2362, please consult Appendix I in the Proposed Re-evaluation Decision or visit 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 5 July 2022 to 3 October 2022 (90 calendar days).

To comment on PRVD2022-13:

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: Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2022-13, Bacillus sphaericus Strain 2362 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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