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Solicitor general upholds Brazil Anvisa's remit

The Brazilian solicitor general (AGU) has assured the courts that the re-evaluation of pesticides is the remit of the national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa. The decision means the agency is not obliged to carry out its programme within a 180-day deadline as had been demanded by the public prosecutor’s office. The prosecutor sought to compel the Anvisa to re-evaluate the toxicity to human health and the environment of eight active ingredients within that period in a legal action earlier this year (Agrow No 685, p 19).


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