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Module 3: Special Issues

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  1. Label Basics
  2. Parts of the Label
  3. Special Issues
  4. Applying the Principles of Pesticide Label Review
  5. Emerging Issues and Course Completion

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Section 8: How should I review labeling claims?

Learning Objectives
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
  • Identify false or misleading general claims.
  • Identify false or misleading claims associated with a product name.
  • Identify false or misleading efficacy-related claims.
  • Identify false or misleading organic claims.
  • Identify additional resources for reviewing claims not addressed in the Label Review Manual.

General Claims

A label claim is a statement of something as a fact or an assertion on the label open to challenge.

A pesticide is misbranded if its labeling bears any statement, design, or graphic representation that is false or misleading. It is unlawful for any person to distribute or sell any pesticide that is misbranded. The following are a few kinds of false or misleading claims you may encounter:


For more information about general claims, see Chapter 12, Section II of the Label Review Manual (PDF) (13 pp, 781.54k, About PDF).

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