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Brazil Anvisa hit by controversies

Turmoil at the Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has led to a change in command and exit of the toxicology manager for pesticides, Ana Vekic, industry sources say. Chief among the pressures on the agency, which is among the country’s three agrochemical approval bodies, has been the legal losses over delayed reassessments of several active ingredients. Two months ago, Brazilian courts set just 90 days for the conclusion of the toxicological re-evaluation of the herbicide, glyphosate, and five other ais. The order cites September 23rd for the Anvisa’s conclusion of the assessments following action brought by the public prosecutor’s office, the MPF.

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