Secret Site Map
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Home News Senate Passes Legislation Retaining Sulfuryl Fluoride's Food Tolerances

Senate Passes Legislation Retaining Sulfuryl Fluoride's Food Tolerances

News Coverage

The U.S. Senate today approved legislation retaining the food uses for the fumigant sulfuryl fluoride. The measure is contained in the much larger, 950-page plus Farm Bill Conference Report, which passed the House last week and is expected to be signed into law soon by President Obama.

| February 5, 2014

****updated 2/4/2014, at 4:35 p.m.****

The U.S. Senate today approved legislation retaining the food uses for the fumigant sulfuryl fluoride. The measure is contained in the much larger, 950-page plus Farm Bill Conference Report, which passed the House last week and is expected to be signed into law soon by President Obama. The passage of legislation preserving sulfuryl fluoride's food tolerances is a significant public policy victory for NPMA.  

The legislation effectively reverses a proposed order revoking or withdrawing sulfuryl fluoride's food tolerances that U.S. EPA put forward in January of 2011 under the threat of activist group litigation. The activists claimed that sulfuryl fluoride's tolerances were not permissible because the "risk cup" for sulfuryl fluoride was already filled with fluoride in drinking water and dental care products.

 

 

Top news

Plague Confirmed in Colorado Teen’s Death

The Larimer County (Colo.) Health Department confirmed that a teen died from the plague earlier this month.

Massey Services Acquires EcoShield Pest Control

Orlando, Fla.-based Massey Services has acquired EcoShield Pest Control of Atlanta and EcoShield of Austin, Texas.

Video: Terminix's 'Mosquitonado' Ad

In advance of the July 22 release of “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” Terminix has released a trailer for an equally over-the-top parody, “Mosquitonado,” based on the world’s actual deadliest animal: mosquitoes.

Bed Bugs Discovered in UN Building

Staff at the United Nations' New York headquarters got a message informing them of the presence of bed bugs.

Dead Rats, Roaches Found in Tampa VA Hospital

A. Haley Veteran Affairs Hospital in Tampa is under investigation after dead rats and roaches were found in the kitchen, WFTV reports.

x