Monday, October 16, 2017

CFIA seeks comments on micronutrients

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is proposing to set maximums for fertilizer micronutrients, so is seeking public comment.

On its website it says “to mitigate the risks of over-application, the CFIA regulates micronutrient fertilizers.

“The tolerances will provide clarity for the regulated parties, facilitate compliance verification and enforcement and improve compliance rates in the marketplace.

“The tolerances are based on scientific evidence and modern manufacturing practises, and are in line with international standards.

“Products with micronutrients will continue to require labeling in English and French to inform customers of all safety information.”

This appears to be a reversal of the agency’s decision a few years ago to back off on fertilizer regulations to allow marketers and farmers to try unconventional products.