EPA Bars Zep Disinfectant From Hospitals Due To TB Worries

Law360, New York (April 23, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered Zep Inc. to immediately stop selling and distributing its Zep Formula 165 hospital disinfectant because the product had allegedly been proven ineffective against a bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

The stop sale, use or removal order was issued to Zep for selling and distributing a misbranded pesticide in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, the EPA said in a statement.

Before selling or distributing any pesticide in the U.S., companies must register the pesticide with the...
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