Pesticide companies fined for using expired, banned products

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Sharjah - Inspections will continue until quality and safe services are ensured for residents.

By Afkar Abdullah

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Published: Wed 16 Nov 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 17 Nov 2016, 11:54 PM

The Sharjah municipality has fined 45 pesticide companies for using expired and banned pesticide to provide pest control services to residents in the emirate.
Officials at the municipality said action has been taken during a crackdown on illegal companies and companies that violate the civil body's regulation that aimed at ensuring the safety and health of residents in the emirate.
The municipality will not tolerate those who tamper with public safety. Inspections will continue until quality and safe services are ensured for residents.
The crackdown followed complaints against companies which failed to follow regulations and were found to be operating without permission or license, used company premises as accommodation and used expired, banned and invalid material.
He pointed out there are 70 pest control companies operating in Sharjah and are being monitored to ensure they follow the safety regulation. He pointed out that all permitted pesticides entered the country after tests by the laboratory of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, which ensures that the material matches the standards set by WHO and FAO.
afkarali@khaleejtimes.com 



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