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Fertilizers Regulations

Version of section 16 from 2020-10-26 to 2022-06-01:

  •  (1) Subject to section 18, a package containing a fertilizer, other than a customer formula fertilizer, or a supplement shall be labelled with

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

    • (b) the name of the fertilizer or supplement;

    • (c) if the fertilizer or supplement is registered, its registration number;

    • (d) if the fertilizer or supplement is exempt from registration and contains one or more registered fertilizers or registered supplements, the registration number of each of those registered fertilizers or registered supplements;

    • (e) unless the fertilizer or supplement is exempt from registration under subsection 3.1(3) or (4), its directions for use;

    • (f) the weight of the fertilizer or supplement;

    • (g) the guaranteed analysis;

    • (h) a statement setting out any precaution that is necessary to mitigate a risk of harm to human, animal or plant health, or the environment (other than pests);

    • (i) if the fertilizer or supplement is or contains prohibited material as defined in subsection 162(1) of the Health of Animals Regulations, statements that indicate that

      • (i) feeding the fertilizer or supplement to cattle, sheep, deer or other ruminants is prohibited and punishable under the Health of Animals Act,

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

      • (iii) the fertilizer or supplement is not to be ingested, and

      • (iv) a person must wash their hands after they use the fertilizer or supplement;

    • (j) the lot number of the fertilizer or supplement; and

    • (k) if the fertilizer or supplement is exempt from registration, the term for each component of the fertilizer or supplement, if any, that is set out in the List of Materials, and any other information that is sufficient to demonstrate that the fertilizer or supplement is exempt.

  • (2) A fertilizer or supplement that is exempt from registration under subsection 3.1(3) or (4) shall also be labelled with the registration number of any registered fertilizer or supplement it contains.

  • (3) The information that is required under subsection (1) to be shown on a label of a registered fertilizer or supplement shall be consistent with the information provided with respect to that fertilizer or supplement that was evaluated in accordance with subsection 5(8).

  • (4) A package containing a customer formula fertilizer that has intentionally incorporated in it, or is represented to contain, a pesticide or a micronutrient shall be labelled with

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

    • (b) a statement setting out any precaution that is necessary to mitigate a risk of harm to human, animal or plant health or the environment (other than pests);

    • (c) the lot number of the fertilizer;

    • (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 fertilizer; and

    • (h) the weight of the fertilizer.

    • (i) [Repealed, SOR/2020-232, s. 10]

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

  • (5) A package containing a customer formula fertilizer that does not have intentionally incorporated in it, and is not represented to contain, a pesticide or a micronutrient shall be labelled with

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

    • (b) a statement setting out any precaution that is necessary to mitigate a risk of harm to human, animal or plant health, or the environment;

    • (c) the lot number of the fertilizer;

    • (d) the guaranteed analysis; and

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

  • (6) If any person requests a document in English or French that lists the ingredients that are contained in a fertilizer or supplement that present a risk of harm to the health of any human or animal and that do not appear on the label, the document shall be provided by

    • (a) the person who packaged the fertilizer or supplement or caused it to be packaged; or

    • (b) in the case of an imported fertilizer or supplement, the person who imported it.

  • (7) Subsection (1) does not apply to a package containing only peat, peat moss, sphagnum moss, coconut coir, tree bark, perlite or vermiculite, as those terms are defined in the List of Materials, or any combination of those materials, if the package is labelled with

    • (a) a statement indicating which of those materials are present in the supplement, and their proportions;

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

    • (c) the name of the supplement;

    • (d) the volume or the weight of the supplement;

    • (e) the lot number of the supplement; and

    • (f) a statement setting out any precaution that is necessary to mitigate a risk of harm to human, animal or plant health or the environment.

  • 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
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/2020-232, s. 10
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