EPA Revokes Carbofuran Uses Over Safety Concerns

Law360, New York (May 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revoked the use of carbofuran on more than a dozen food crops Monday after determining that residues of the toxic insecticide failed to meet federal food safety standards — a move that paves the way for outlawing carbofuran entirely.

The EPA announced the complete elimination of carbofuran “tolerances” — the amount of pesticide residues permitted on raw agricultural commodities and processed foods — after finding exposure to traces in food and water supplies violated the safety requirements of the Food, Drug...
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