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Fertilizers Regulations

Version of section 16 from 2007-07-12 to 2012-12-13:

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2), (4) and (5), every package containing a fertilizer shall have a label affixed to it on which shall be printed

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

    • (b) the brand of the fertilizer, if any;

    • (c) the name of the fertilizer;

    • (d) the registration number of the fertilizer, where applicable;

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

    • (f) in the case of a fertilizer-pesticide, a product represented to contain lesser plant nutrients other than calcium, magnesium or sulphur, a specialty fertilizer or a product represented for foliar feeding, the directions for use;

    • (g) where the fertilizer is a fertilizer-pesticide, all statements required by the Compendium of Fertilizer-Use Pesticides;

    • (h) the weight of the fertilizer;

    • (i) where the fertilizer is other than a specialty fertilizer and has intentionally incorporated in it or is represented to contain boron, copper, manganese, molybdenum or zinc or, in the opinion of the President of the Agency, has a natural high content of one or more of these lesser plant nutrients, the following cautionary statement:

      “CAUTION: This fertilizer contains (specify name of lesser plant nutrient) and should be used only as recommended. It may prove harmful when misused.”;

    • (j) in the case of a fertilizer that is or contains any prohibited material, as defined in subsection 162(1) of the Health of Animals Regulations, other than a rendered fat, 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

    • (k) the lot number of the fertilizer, unless the fertilizer is a customer-formula fertilizer.

  • (2) Where a fertilizer is sold in bulk, the information required by this section shall be shown on the shipping bill or on a statement accompanying the shipment.

  • (3) The information required by subsection (1) to be shown on a label of a registered fertilizer shall be the same as the information set forth on the certificate of registration.

  • (4) Subject to subsection (2), every package containing a customer-formula fertilizer that contains a pesticide or lesser plant nutrient with toxic properties shall have a label affixed to it on which shall be printed

    • (a) the name and address of the manufacturer of the fertilizer;

    • (b) the cautions to be observed in using the fertilizer;

    • (c) the grade of the fertilizer in the total mixture;

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

    • (e) the name and amount of each active ingredient of any pesticide in the fertilizer expressed in per cent;

    • (f) the directions for use, in the case of a fertilizer containing a pesticide;

    • (g) the name and address of the person who is to use the for fertilizing purposes;

    • (h) the weight of the fertilizer; and

    • (i) where the fertilizer is a fertilizer-pesticide, all statements required by the Compendium of Fertilizer-Use Pesticides.

  • (4.1) [Repealed, SOR/2004-80, s. 13]

  • (5) Subject to subsection (2), at least one package in each lot or shipment of a customer-formula fertilizer that does not contain a pesticide or lesser plant nutrient with toxic properties shall have a label affixed to it on which shall be printed

    • (a) the name and address of the manufacturer of the fertilizer and the name of the person who is to use the fertilizer for fertilizing purposes;

    • (b) the number of packages in the lot or shipment;

    • (c) the grade of the customer-formula fertilizer;

    • (c.1) the guaranteed analysis prescribed in section 15; and

    • (d) the weight of the lot or shipment.

  • (6) Where a package of mixed fertilizer is sold and does not contain a label showing the name and grade of each compound or ingredient in the fertilizer, the vendor shall, at the request of the purchaser, provide such information in writing, if requested, at the time of sale.

  • SOR/79-365, s. 13
  • SOR/85-558, s. 8
  • SOR/91-441, s. 3
  • SOR/92-585, s. 2
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 57
  • SOR/2004-80, s. 13
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 9
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