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EPA plans to cancel all remaining food uses of chlorpyrifos

Several chlorpyrifos registrants have requested that the EPA cancel certain uses of the insecticide as well as certain product registrations wholesale. In addition, the EPA has stated its intent to cancel all registrations of chlorpyrifos for food uses, targeting the one company that did not voluntarily cancel its registration.

Regulatory background

  • Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate insecticide utilized to control certain pests on foliage and in soil. Chlorpyrifos use dates back to 1965 and has been reviewed several times by the EPA.

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