Module 2: Parts of the Label
Table Of Contents
- Label Basics
- Parts of the Label
- Special Issues
- Applying the Principles of Pesticide Label Review
- Emerging Issues and Course Completion
Section 3: What can be on the front or back panel?
1. Company name and address
This section of the label identifies the name and address of the producer, registrant, or person for whom the product is produced. The detail required for company name and address is, at a minimum, the company name or qualified company name and the address (including street address and/or P. O. Box plus zip code, or unique zip code) of the location at which a particular organization or person may be found or reached.
The name and address must be displayed prominently, and may be placed anywhere on the label; however, the preferred placement for the company name and address is on the front panel.
2. EPA registration number
The EPA registration number is the single most important piece of information for tracking pesticide products. The registration number indicates which company holds the registration for the pesticide product, and in what sequence the product was submitted to EPA by the company. For example, the first product submission by a particular company will become product number one, the second will be two, and so on.
The registration number must be preceded by either the phrase, “EPA Registration No.”, or “EPA Reg. No.” This phrase will be followed by a company number, then a hyphen (-), and then the product number.
The registration number must appear on the label of the product. Although no specific location is required, EPA strongly prefers that the registration number appear on the front panel near the registrant's name and address.
3. EPA establishment number
The EPA establishment number identifies the final physical location where the pesticide product was produced or labeled. The final establishment where the product will be produced might not be known when the draft label is submitted, or the registrant may intend to place the establishment number directly on the container rather than the label, so the establishment number might not appear on the draft label submitted for review.
The establishment number must be preceded by the phrase, “EPA Est.”
The establishment number may appear anywhere on the pesticide product label or the immediate container, but it must appear on the outer container or wrapper of the product if the establishment registration number cannot be clearly read through the outer container or wrapper. It is often grouped together with the EPA registration number, but is not required to be.
For more information about company names and addresses, see Chapter 15 of the Label Review Manual (PDF) (4 pp, 611.87k, About PDF).
For more information about EPA registration and establishment numbers, see Chapter 14 of the Label Review Manual (PDF) (7 pp, 737.00k, About PDF).