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Brazil Anvisa seizes Nortox agchems and slaps fine

The Brazilian authorities have seized 370,000 litres of pesticides from Brazilian agrochemical company Nortox (Rondonopolis). They included the company’s versions of the insecticide, Cipermetrina Nortox 250 CE (cypermethrin), and of the fungicide, Tebuco Nortox (tebuconazole). The national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has also fined the company for production of its insecticide, endosulfan, between February 2009 and June 2010 that differed in form from that authorised by the agency.



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