06/10/2021 EnsnarePRO 50SC – Important Label Update a Relief to Commercial Pest Management Professionals
With innovative new formulations and modes of action of active ingredient being available to pest management professional, product label directions don’t always keep pace with how products are used. Sundew is pleased to announce updates to EnsnarePRO50SC indoxacarb that will put a smile on commercial pest professionals faces.
“Pest managers from across Australia were very excited when Sundew launched EnsnarePRO, the first suspension concentrate liquid formulation of indoxacarb in 2017. However in late 2020 questions arose from pesties around its use in Food/Feed situations being restricted to applying only in cracks and crevices,” said David Priddy, C.E.O at Sundew Solutions.
“The Food/Feed Areas statement in question was a legacy of older product registrations and did not reflect the changing advanced non-repellent chemistry and safety profile of EnsnarePRO 50 Suspension Concentrate Insecticide,” explained David.
The section of concern on the EnsnarePRO label directions was:
Application to food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments may only be made as a crack and crevice treatment. Food and feed handling areas include areas for receiving, storage, packing (canning, bottling, wrapping, boxing), preparing edible waste storage and enclosed processing systems (mills, dairies, edible oils, syrups). Serving areas are also considered a food/feed area when food is exposed and the facility is in operation.
Apply into crack and crevices using equipment designed to deliver a pin stream between different elements of construction, between floor and equipment, openings to voids and hollow space in walls, bases and equipment.
“We worked closely with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to make a more sensible and realistic directions for food/feed areas,” explained David.
The Food/Feed directions above have now been completely removed from the EnsnarePRO label and are now replaced with the updated directions below:
PRECAUTION: Do not spray directly onto humans, exposed food, food utensils or food preparation areas
“These updates have been requested by pest management professionals and our reseller partners across Australia and Sundew is pleased to be able to work with the APVMA to have these important changes implemented.”
The changes to the GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS will provide even greater versatility of application and efficacy and will be a welcome update to pest management professionals across Australia.