Oregon pesticide maker fined for mislabeled products

Orcal reaches $54,080 settlement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a $54,080 settlement with pesticide manufacturer Orcal Inc. for numerous violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.

The settlement comes after the Oregon Department of Agriculture's inspection of Orcal's Harrisburg, Oregon facility in February 2009. The EPA's subsequent investigation found Orcal was using outdated labeling on at least two products they produced.

Orcal makes slug and snail bait, lime sulfur and liquid fertilizers.

'When registrants do not keep their labels up-to-date, it undermines the efforts EPA takes to ensure public safety,' said Scott Downey, manager of EPA's pesticide unit in Seattle.