EPA OKs Food Residue Tolerance For Controversial Pesticide

Law360, New York (August 29, 2012, 7:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday issued a set of new rules establishing tolerances for food residues of three pesticides, including the controversial chemical clothianidin, which has been linked to widespread bee die-offs.

Pesticide producer Valent U.S.A. Corp. petitioned the EPA in May 2011 for an amendment to regulations under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act establishing a tolerance for residues of the neonicotinoid insecticide clothianidin in or on rice grains. The final rule, announced in the Federal Register Wednesday, sets that limit at...
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