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U.S. EPA SETTLES PESTICIDE LABELING COMPLAINT WITH LIPHATECH

 U.S. EPA SETTLES PESTICIDE LABELING COMPLAINT WITH LIPHATECH
 SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has announced a consent agreement with LiphaTech Inc., Milwaukee, settling charges that misleading claims were made regarding "Just One Bite" brand products. "Just One Bite" is a rodenticide marketed by Farnam Companies Inc., Phoenix, under an agreement with LiphaTech, which has registered the product formula as a pesticide with U.S. EPA.
 Under terms of the settlement, LiphaTech will pay a civil penalty of $10,000 and conduct an audit of subregistrants and distributors of its rodenticide products to assure that all product labeling is in compliance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and that "Just One Bite" products are sold in amounts that meet EPA's requirements.
 U.S. EPA's complaint arose from inspections conducted by the state of Arizona at Farnam Companies and by the states of Oregon, Pennsylvania and Maryland at various retail outlets which sell "Just One Bite" products. The inspections revealed that certain advertising and labeling claims made by Farnam were unfounded and misrepresentative of the product's efficacy. Specifically, U.S. EPA alleged that Farnam marketed its product in amounts too small to satisfy claims that it would kill rats.
 LiphaTech was cited for failing to ensure that its subregistrant, Farnam, marketed its product under the terms of LiphaTech's registration. Farnam settled a related U.S. EPA complaint in February by paying a civil penalty of $16,000.
 Under FIFRA, any claims associated with federally registered pesticides must be consistent with the labeling approved by U.S. EPA for the product.
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 /CONTACT: Bill Glenn of the U.S. EPA, 415-744-1589/ CO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; LiphaTech Inc.; Farnam
 Companies Inc. ST: Arizona, California, Wisconsin IN: CHM SU: EXE


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