LENEXA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 13 it has settled with Albaugh LLC
after allegations the company violated the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) by misbranding pesticides. Albaugh will pay a penalty
FIFRA regulates the sale and distribution of pesticides in
the United States. In 2013, inspectors from the Missouri Department of Agriculture
examined Albaugh’s St. Joseph, facility and
allegedly found 21 instances of FIFRA violations. This included 16 instances of
distribution of misbranded pesticides and five instances of pesticide
ingredients not matching the confidential statement of formulation.
In one example, a pesticide product that was ready for
distribution at the time exceeded 125 percent of the label claim for
Clopyralid. EPA notes that when companies distribute pesticides that do not
match the confidential statement of formulation, human health and the
environment can be put at risk.
All pesticides distributed or sold in the U.S. must be
registered by EPA in accordance with FIFRA.
Albaugh has taken the necessary steps to address the alleged
violations and come into compliance with FIFRA.