Norfolk Company Agrees to EPA Penalty

LENEXA, KS - A Norfolk company has agreed to pay a $125,000 penalty for allegedly manufacturing pesticides without the proper registration. According to a news release from the Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 in Lenexa, Kansas, Progressive Nutrition manufactured 10 pesticide products at its Norfolk facility in 2010 and 2011 when the facility was not registered as a pesticide-producing establishment as required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act – or FIFRA. The EPA alleges that on at least 63 occasions, Progressive Nutrition sold unregistered and misbranded pesticides. According to the news release, the pesticides were not registered with EPA, and the labels did not contain a valid EPA registration number, directions for use or storage and disposal instructions. As part of the settlement, Progressive Nutrition has certified that it is now in compliance with FIFRA and its regulations.