Online sellers of rodenticides given rules reminder

Online sellers of rodenticides have been reminded by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) that the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime requires the same stringent point-of-sale controls for them as for all other outlets.

“Essentially, prospective buyers of professional use rodenticides must provide either an approved certificate of competence or documentation confirming membership of an approved farm assurance scheme, otherwise the seller cannot supply,” said CRRU, who have published a new guidance note, including a warning that buyers self-declaring proof of competence or assurance scheme membership by ticking a box is not acceptable.

“Like bricks and mortar sellers, those online have an absolute responsibility to confirm every purchaser’s identity and validity of their proof of competence,” said the leader of CRRU’s Point Of Sale work group, Rupert Broome.

CRRU’s online sales guidance note is available from thinkwildlife.org/about-crru/ along with full details of the stewardship regime.

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