RACINE, Wis., March 20, 2017 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the reauthorization of the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA 4) by a bipartisan voice vote. The reauthorization of this bill continues to provide a system for approving new pesticide and insect repellent products, as well as industry fees to fund the program and pesticide safety education. As the world’s largest manufacturer of insect repellent and household pesticide products, including OFF!® and Raid®, the company has supported this program since its inception in 2003.
The following is a statement from Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability:
“Families need to have confidence that the products they use in their home are safe and effective. OFF!® and Raid® help families protect themselves against household pests and insect-borne diseases. PRIA is critical as it establishes the procedures for government approval of these products, and we support the industry fees to ensure the program’s success. Today’s House vote is an important step in ensuring the continuation of this significant government program, and the continued consumer trust in these products. We encourage the Senate to also approve it soon.”
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 131-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com