One of FMC's core principles is to responsibly steward our agrochemical products so that growers will benefit from their use in agriculture without causing harm to humans, the environment, or wildlife. We condemn the use of our products by anyone as a means to kill any predatory wildlife. FMC regularly communicates with its distributors and farmers about the latest information about our pesticide products, their intended uses, and the consequences of misuse.

Furadan, like all pesticide products, is highly regulated. FMC performs studies so that we understand the characteristics of our products and that information forms the basis for the product label use directions which must be approved by the government before a product can be sold, distributed or used.

Sale or distribution of a pesticide product without a label, or use of the product not according to its label instructions, is illegal. Our labels are available in a variety of languages and include pictograms as a means to effectively communicate proper use and safety practices to farmers. FMC also requires its distributors to conduct training seminars to promote safe use and storage of our products.

As part of our ongoing, global stewardship initiatives, FMC has joined forces with Crop Life International, a federation of the plant science industry committed to sustainable agricultural practices. FMC was one of the first to participate in the CropLife International Safe Use initiative, launched in Kenya in 1991. This initiative trained growers on the proper use and storage of chemicals, created poison treatment and information centers, improved product labeling, and educated school children on the hazards of pesticides. The training continues today.

May 31, 2011
U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of EPA Decision on Carbofuran Domestic Tolerances
The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition by FMC Corporation and three national grower groups for review of a lower appellate court ruling which had upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to deny an administrative hearing on the revocation of domestic tolerances for carbofuran.

March 01, 2011
Counterfeit Product Found in Uganda
FMC in cooperation with a leading NGO in East Africa, confirmed that a container of substance labeled as Furadan 5G was in fact counterfeit product.  FMC requests that if anyone finds product in East Africa with Furadan 5G labels on it, please contact the company through this website so we can test the material and investigate its production.

July 23, 2010
FMC Responds to U.S. Appeals Court Rulings on Carbofuran; Court Overturns Revocation of Import Tolerances
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reinstate import tolerances for carbofuran for rice, bananas, coffee and sugar cane. Although the court did not endorse EPA's views on the safety of carbofuran, for procedural reasons it did not overturn the agency's decision to deny an administrative hearing regarding revocation of domestic tolerances. FMC Corporation, the U.S. registrant for carbofuran (Furadan), while satisfied with the reinstatement of import tolerances, has not determined if further legal action will be taken regarding the continued denial of an administrative hearing until it can conduct a careful review of the court's opinion.

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