Will the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) allow the OMRI Listed seal on pesticide products in Canada?
Currently, the Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) does not allow the OMRI seal on pesticide products sold in Canada. However, PMRA recently published a draft revision to the directive governing this issue that, if passed, would allow the OMRI seal on packaging. Specifically, the draft directive states that certain pest control products can be used in organic production, and that “…in the event that reliable assessment has confirmed, as part of the registration process, that a pest control product contains only active ingredients acceptable for organic production systems under the Canada Organic Regime…” then specific labeling language may be used. However, all OMRI Listed products will be available to the public via the OMRI Canada Products List. Please see the OMRI Canada page for a link to the most up-to-date list. Please check back for updates on pesticide labeling.