EPA fines Alliance company

Authorities say an Alliance, Nebraska company and an Illinois pesticide manufacturer that sold some misbranded pesticide products have agreed to pay civil penalties for their roles in distributing or selling the products.

The Environmental Protection Agency says Wellmark International Inc., of Schaumburg, Ill., agreed to pay nearly $45,000 to resolve 19 violations of federal regulations.

The EPA says Vitalix Inc., of Alliance, Neb., also agreed to pay nearly $40,000 to resolve 19 violations.

The EPA says fly control products were either misbranded with labels that did not include required cautionary language or were distributed in conjunction with claims that differed from the pesticide registration information supplied to the EPA.

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