Label Review Training: Module 3: Special Issues, Page 42
Section 8: How should I review labeling claims?
- A pesticide is misbranded if its labeling bears any statement, design, or graphic representation that is false or misleading.
- Product names must not constitute false and misleading claims.
- Efficacy–related claims must not be false or misleading.
- Claims about a product's appropriateness for use on organic sites must not be false or misleading.
- If a claim is not addressed in the Label Review Manual, the label reviewer should consult the OPP Label Committee.
- When is it acceptable for a pesticide product to make claims that imply or suggest that the product can or will prevent or control disease or offer health protection?
- Do label reviewers review trademark and copyright symbols to ensure that they are used correctly?
- When is it acceptable to make the claim of “new” on a pesticide label?
When the product is of new composition and has been approved for a period of six months or less.
- What do acceptable organic claims do?
They assist organic growers in knowing which products meet the requirements of the NOP Rule.
- What should label reviewers do if a claim they are reviewing is not addressed in the Label Review Manual?
Consult OPP's Label Committee.
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