Brazil impounds several Nufarm agchems
The Brazilian toxicology authorities have halted the production and sale of more agrochemicals. The national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has confiscated 2,300 tonnes of several Nufarm pesticides after it found “innumerable” irregularities in their import, production and marketing. “There were even substances used to reduce odour and ‘to perfume’ adulterated products,” it says. The company has also been notified for supplying products, the toxicological classifications of which were less restricted than those prescribed by the agency. The inspection took place in late November and follows others that have led to the confiscation of 11,400 tonnes of pesticides from five companies ( Agrow passim).