Amitraz | Miedema Honey Farm | Enforcement Bulletins

Miedema Honey Farm Inc. was fined $8,000 for using and importing pest control products not registered in Canada

Miedema Honey Farm Inc. was fined $8,000 for using and importing pest control products not registered in Canada

[Barrhead, Alberta]

In March 2013, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Miedema Honey Farm Inc., for using an unregistered pest control product in their beehives, containing the active ingredient amitraz. In addition, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Miedema Honey Farm Inc., for importing an unregistered pest control product, containing the active ingredient thymol.

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HerbaNatur | Adios Ambros | Enforcement Bulletins

HerbaNatur Inc. was warned for distributing a pest control product that was improperly packaged and for distributing it without the appropriate experimental labelHerbaNatur Inc. was warned for distributing a pest control product that was improperly packaged and for distributing it without the appropriate experimental label[Terrebonne, Quebec]In August 2014, Health Canada issued two notices of violation with warnings under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to HerbaNatur Inc. of Terrebonne, Quebec. These warnings were issued for distributing selling a pest control product that was not packaged and labelled in accordance with the conditions of registration, and conditions of research authorization, respectively.In August 2012, Health Canada discovered that HerbaNatur Inc., although informed of the provisions of the Pest Control Products Act, violated it by distributing the pest control product Adios Ambros to a municipality without the required label which allows for use of the product against ragweed. In addition, the pest control product Adios Ambros was also distributed without the experimental label required for trials against poison ivy.

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How to Ban SAFE Pesticides 101|Canadian Environmental Law Association | Golden Gate University Environmental Law J

CELA helped these parents organize deputations to school boards, municipal parks departments, and municipal councils. In a more direct approach, one young mother requested the spraying schedule from the City of Toronto Parks Department in order to avoid the spraying since it made her children cough. When the trucks arrived at the park, the mother had the entrance blockaded with strollers. 

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