Fertilizers Regulations (C.R.C., c. 666)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2015-02-27. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, SOR/2013-79, s. 8]

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), every package containing a supplement shall have a label affixed thereto on which shall be printed

    • (a) the name and address of the manufacturer of the supplement or the name and address of the registrant or, in the case of a supplement that is not registered under these Regulations, the name and address of the person who caused the supplement to be packaged;

    • (b) the name of the supplement;

    • (c) the weight of the supplement;

    • (d) the directions for use of the supplement;

    • (e) the lot number of the supplement;

    • (f) the guaranteed analysis prescribed in section 15;

    • (g) in the case of a supplement in which the active ingredient may deteriorate, the date beyond which the supplement is not intended for use;

    • (g.1) in the case of a supplement that is or contains prohibited material, as defined in subsection 162(1) of the Health of Animals Regulations, conspicuous statements written legibly and indelibly in both official languages that indicate that

      • (i) feeding the product to cattle, sheep, deer or other ruminants is illegal and subject to fines or other punishment under the Health of Animals Act,

      • (ii) the product is not to be used on pasture land or other grazing areas for ruminants,

      • (iii) the product is not to be ingested, and

      • (iv) a person should wash his or her hands after the person uses the product; and

    • (h) the registration number of the supplement if the supplement is required to be registered.

  • (2) Paragraphs (1)(d) and (f) do not apply to a seed package containing a pre-inoculated or coated pre-inoculated seed if each package of pre-inoculated or coated pre-inoculated seed has a label on which is stated

    “This product is treated with (species name or genus of the active microorganism) inoculum.”

  • (3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a package containing only peat, peat moss, sphagnum moss, tree bark or other fibrous organic material if the package has a label on which is printed

    • (a) the name and address of the person who packaged or caused the supplement to be packaged; and

    • (b) the name and volume of the supplement.

  • (4) Notwithstanding subsections (1) to (3), where a supplement is sold in bulk, the information required by those subsections to be shown on a label shall be shown on the shipping bill or on a statement accompanying the shipment.

  • SOR/79-365, s. 14;
  • SOR/85-558, s. 9;
  • SOR/95-548, s. 4;
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 10;
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 2(F);
  • SOR/2015-55, s. 2(E).
  •  (1) The main panel of the label of a product shall show at least the product name, the product weight and the name and address of the person who packaged the product.

  • (1.1) [Repealed, SOR/93-155, s. 2]

  • (1.2) All the information on a label shall be printed conspicuously, legibly and indelibly in English or French or in both English and French.

  • (2) A label referred to in subsection (1) shall not have printed thereon

    • (a) any incorrect or misleading information or mark; or

    • (b) a brand or name that would tend to deceive or mislead a purchaser with respect to the composition or utility of the product to which the label relates.

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/79-365, s. 15]

  • (3) The character, size, colour and placing of the printing on a label referred to in subsection (1) shall not emphasize or obscure any part of the name, analysis or other information required to be printed on the label.

  • SOR/79-365, s. 15;
  • SOR/93-155, s. 2.
  •  (1) Where any reference, direct or indirect, is made in respect of the place of manufacture of a label or container and not the place of manufacture of a fertilizer or supplement, the reference shall be accompanied by an additional statement indicating that the place of manufacture refers only to the label or container.

  • (2) Where a prepackaged fertilizer or supplement that is manufactured or produced and labelled in a country other than Canada has applied to it a label that shows the identity and principal place of business of the person in Canada for whom the prepackaged product was manufactured or produced for resale, the identity and principal place of business of that person shall be preceded by the words “imported by” («importé par») or “imported for” («importé pour»), unless the geographic origin of the prepackaged product is stated on the label.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/93-155, s. 3]

  • SOR/79-365, s. 15;
  • SOR/93-155, s. 3.
  •  (1) The name of a fertilizer or supplement having a composition set forth in Column I of Schedule II shall be the name therefor set out in Column II of that Schedule.

  • (2) The grade of a fertilizer referred to in subsection (1) shall form part of the name of that fertilizer.

  • (3) Where the composition of a fertilizer or supplement is not set out in Column I of Schedule II, that fertilizer or supplement shall be designated by a name acceptable to the Director.

  • SOR/93-232, s. 2(F).
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (7), the names for mixed fertilizers that contain any major plant nutrient shall include the grade designation in the manner required by subsection (3).

  • (2) In addition to the requirements of subsection (1), the names for fertilizers that contain a pesticide shall include as a suffix the amount of the active ingredient of the pesticide in the fertilizer expressed as a percentage followed by the name of the pesticide.

  • (3) A grade designation shall be stated as a hyphenated numerical series and, in the case of mixed fertilizers other than customer-formula fertilizers, the numerals shall be in whole numbers only.

  • (4) When a grade designation is used on the label of any fertilizer, the numerals shall represent minimum guarantees expressed in per cent for total nitrogen, available phosphoric acid and soluble potash, listed in that order.

  • (5) [Repealed, SOR/2013-79, s. 9]

  • (6) The name of a mixed fertilizer shall not include the names or designation of any type or types of soil.

  • (7) Specialty fertilizers represented for daily feeding and not represented for further dilution shall not be required to have the grade designation stated as part of the name.

  • SOR/79-365, s. 16;
  • SOR/95-548, s. 4;
  • SOR/2013-79, s. 9.

Units of Measurement on Labels

  •  (1) For the purposes of these Regulations,

    • (a) units of measurement shown on a label shall be expressed in accordance with the International System of Units (metric) as set out in Schedule I to the Weights and Measures Act.

    • (b) to (e) [Repealed, SOR/95-247, s. 1]

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/85-558, s. 10]

  • SOR/79-365, s. 16;
  • SOR/85-543, s. 1;
  • SOR/85-558, s. 10;
  • SOR/95-247, s. 1.

Samples for Analysis

  •   Every sample of a fertilizer or supplement taken by an inspector for analysis shall,

    • (a) be taken in a manner approved by the Director;

    • (b) represent fairly the lot of fertilizer or supplement from which it is taken; and

    • (c) be of sufficient size for analysis.

  • (2) and (3) [Repealed, SOR/2015-55, s. 3]

  • SOR/79-365, s. 17;
  • SOR/93-232, s. 2(F);
  • SOR/2015-55, s. 3.
 
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