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March 1, 2011 Counterfeit Product Found in Uganda

In 2008-2009, FMC stopped the export of Furadan 5G to Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in response to concerns over the deliberate misuse of the product in poisoning wildlife. To speed the removal of the product from these countries, FMC launched a buyback program in each of these markets.

On Jan. 20, 2011, as part of the company’s cooperative testing agreement with leading NGOs in East Africa, FMC received a 200-gram container of a substance labeled as Furadan 5G that had been purchased in an Agrovet shop in Kampala, Uganda. FMC tested the material to determine if it was an authentic FMC product, a generic carbofuran or a counterfeit product.  The material inside the container was assessed both physically and chemically.  Physically, the Ugandan material was nothing like authentic Furadan 5G either in size or shape.  Additionally, the dye used on the Ugandan material was not the same dye that is used on authentic Furadan 5G.  Most importantly, the Ugandan material was analyzed chemically and there was no carbofuran detected in it.   Therefore, it is clear that there is counterfeit material being labeled as Furadan 5G currently being marketed and sold in Uganda.  This is very harmful to  growers who are dependent upon authentic pesticide products to ensure they can protect their crops to feed their families.  Use of counterfeit product can cause crops to fail, which would be a dangerous situation for the growers.

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.

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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