ARCHIVED - Re-evaluation Note REV2011-06, Special Review Initiation of Compound 1080

Pest Management Regulatory Agency
23 December 2011
ISSN: 1925-0649 (PDF version)
Catalogue number: H113-5/2011-6E-PDF (PDF version)

The purpose of this document is to notify registrants, pesticide regulatory officials and the Canadian public of Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency's (PMRA) decision to initiate a special review, under section 17(1) of the  Pest Control Products Act, on sodium monofluoroacetate (Compound 1080) and associated products registered in Canada.

Compound 1080 is an animal toxicant used to control wolves and coyotes in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Products containing this active ingredient are restricted-use products which are applied by Alberta and Saskatchewan personnel who are certified and trained in accordance with provincial policies and regulations. Two registered formulations exist as either tablets (used in meat baits) or collar solutions (used on livestock) for the control of predators.

A member of the public submitted a request to the PMRA to conduct a special review of Compound 1080 on the basis of risk concerns. While analyzing this request in the context of the information available for Compound 1080, the PMRA identified concerns with risk to non-target species when this product is used as a bait that warrant conducting a special review.

During this special review, the PMRA plans to revisit the current mitigation measures relating to potential exposure of non-target species when using baits in order to determine whether the environmental risks continue to be acceptable. Once the review has been completed, a proposed decision will be available for public consultation before a final decision is made.

Table 1 lists the products which are subject to this special review. Registrants who plan to discontinue products are asked to inform the PMRA as soon as possible.

Table 1 Pest control products containing sodium monofluoroacetate registered in Canada as of 21 November 2011.
Registrant Name Product Name Registration Number Marketing Type
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development Sodium Monofluoroacetate Predacide 18300 Restricted
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development Sodium Monofluoroacetate Restricted Toxic Collar Solution 24512 Restricted
Saskatchewan Ministry Of Environment Sodium Monofluoroacetate (Compound 1080) Predacide Tablets 25857 Restricted
Saskatchewan Ministry Of Environment Sodium Monofluoroacetate - Toxic Collar Solution 28865 Restricted

Note: Discontinued products and products with submissions for discontinuation have not been included.

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