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New Zealand tightens controls on 1080

The New Zealand government has imposed tighter controls on high purity formulations of the vertebrate control agent, sodium fluoroacetate (also known as 1080). The move follows a threat to contaminate infant formula with the pesticide. After April 10th, it will be illegal for any workplace to hold 1080 stocks without having notified the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) or having requested an import permit. The information will enable the EPA to better track the import, distribution and use of the pesticide to ensure that it is sufficiently contained. Workplaces holding 1080 stocks at any time must submit annual reports to the Authority. The annual report for 2015 must cover March 12th to December 31st and be submitted by March 31st 2016.

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