Banned Lawn Care ProductsI have a neighbour who brings in lawn care products, e.g. “Weed and Feed” and “Grub Control”, for personal home use, when he comes back from trips to the U.S. Don’t know if he declares these or not, or if he even has to.These types of pesticide and herbicide products are banned from being sold here in Ontario, and in many other Provinces if I am correct.Does any one know off-hand if these types of products are actually allowed to be brought across the border into Canada?__________________
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Published Thursday, August 6, 2015 5:14PM EDT
Andrea Usworth has been mixing-up and selling her “Natural Wisdom” health products since 2004.
Last year, she introduced a new, natural, bug repellant, called “Bug Off”.
Usworth says “Bug Off” is a brisk seller at several local health food stores, online, and at kiosks at festivals.
She says it’s all-natural, and safe.
A few months after it hit the market, Health Canada called and told her she had to stop selling it.
She pulled it off the market for 5 months, but says she didn’t get the answers she wanted from Health Canada.
When she resumed sales, Usworth was fined $4,000.00.
“I just suspect that under the guise of protection, they are squeezing out the natural innovations,” says Usworth.
Bug Off contains Neem Oil, a natural insecticide; the side effects from high doses are the subject of debate.
Usworth says her product is much safer than many regulated bug repellants on the market. “Deet is a known neurotoxin,” she says. “You can’t even get 100% Deet anymore.”
Usworth believes she is being unfairly targeted.
Health Canada was unable to respond to our questions about this issue before our deadline.
Source: Ottawa woman fined for selling ”natural” bug spray
Aurora Farm forced to discontinue production and sales of popular bug spray Manitoba Mist by Health Canada.Health Canada’s restrictive and expensive process for registering pesticides is forcing small-scale business Aurora Farm from producing and selling it’s proven insect repellant Manitoba Mist.Health Canada representative suggested that the process of registering a pesticide will cost upward of $180,000. The initial PMRA (Pest Management Regulatory Agency) Pre-submission Consultation Request can take up to 16 weeks.“Manitoba Mist has been an excellent product to complement our other natural care products and contributed a significant revenue stream. It’s unfair for Health Canada to make its registration process so lengthy and expensive.” Louise May, Aurora Farm.An economical, local product like Manitoba Mist is important for families who don’t want to use DEET based products. Local families who purchase Manitoba Mist from Aurora Farm directly or at Farmers’ Market are disappointed by the decision by Health Canada.“You know we love your bug spray!!!! Safe for the whole family and it actually works! This is coming from someone who has an abnormal allergy to mosquitoes! It even worked on the black flies at the beach.” Local familyIn August 2014, Health Canada announced that it was banning Citronella from bug sprays despite scientific evidence to the contrary. By December 2014, Health Canada reverted its decision stating “popular outcry”.“There is no sense of credibility at Health Canada in this instance and I won’t be putting the resources into fighting it. Instead, I will be posting my recipe online. All the natural ingredients can be purchased at my farm store and over-the-counter at most natural food and health stores” Louise May, Aurora Farm. References:Health Canada – Pest Management Regulatory Agency:http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/registrant-titulaire/index-eng.phpTelephone: 613-736-3799Toll-free: 1-800-267-6315
Source: Manitoba Mist Under Attack by Health Canada! – Aurora Farm | Aurora Farm