New Labeling Requirements for Glyphosate

  • Aug 21, 2019

In July 2017, California listed glyphosate as a substance under Proposition 65 based on the classification, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), of the pesticide as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” On August 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that the Proposition 65 warning language concerning glyphosate constitutes a “false and misleading claim” based on independent evaluations completed by the EPA. The EPA determined that glyphosate is “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.” As such, the EPA will no longer approve pesticide labeling that lists the Proposition 65 warning due to the presence of glyphosate. The warning statement must be removed from all product labels where the only basis for the warning is due to the presence of glyphosate.

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