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Brazil raids suspend five Milenia agchems

Brazilian authorities have temporarily suspended the production and sale of five pesticides of the Makhteshim-Agan Industries´ subsidiary, Milenia Agrociencias, following simultaneous raids at two facilities. The national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, and federal police seized 2.5 million litres of “adulterated” pesticides. Officials found that the herbicides, Herbimix (atrazine + simazine), Trop (glyphosate); and Posmil (atrazine); the insecticide, Pyrinex 480 SC (chlorpyrifos); and the plant growth regulator, Podos (flumetralin), contained unauthorised formulations.



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