Bayer India facility resumes production
Bayer CropScience has been granted a three-month authorisation to restart production of the insecticide, ethoprophos, at its plant at Ankleshwar in western India. The company was requested to halt manufacturing at the facility in March after a fire broke out at a storage tank. The authorities have been monitoring the functioning of the plant and have found that the company has complied with the directions issued to it, Bayer says. The site has facilities for the manufacture of five active ingredients and also has two formulation plants, which supply products for the Indian as well as the global market. It had been producing nearly 4,000 tonnes of ais and 4,000 tonnes of formulations before production was halted.