Norfolk Pesticide Manufacturer To Pay $125,000 Fine
Posted: 02 November, 2013
NORFOLK - A Nebraska pesticide manufacturer has agreed to pay a $125,000 civil fine to settle allegations that it violated the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
The Environmental Protection Agency reports Progressive Nutrition of Norfolk agreed to pay the penalty to settle allegations related to the unregistered production and distribution of misbranded and unregistered pesticides. An inspection by the EPA revealed the company manufactured 10 pesticide products at the facility in 2010 and 2011 without being registered as a pesticide-producing establishment as required by FIFRA regulations. The EPA also charges the company sold unregistered and misbranded pesticides on at least 63 occasions in 2010 and 2011. As part of the settlement, Progressive Nutrition has certified that it is in full compliance with FIFRA.