FMC Corporation’s Bifenthrin Insecticide Reapproved in Europe
PHILADELPHIA, July 9, 2012 – FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) announced today the company’s bifenthrin insecticide has been reapproved for use in the European Union by the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health. FMC will begin immediately the process to reinstate bifenthrin registrations in all key member states.
“We are very pleased that bifenthrin has been accepted for use in the Community and that its health and environmental profile has met the EU’s high standards,” said Marc Hullebroeck, Eurasia area director, FMC Agricultural Products.
Bifenthrin has long been recognized as a valuable and effective crop protection product by growers around the world. It is a unique, versatile pyrethroid insecticide that works quickly on a wide range of destructive insects. It will once again be available to growers in the EU where it will be registered for oilseed rape, cereals, vegetables, ornamental and other uses. FMC will also continue with developing new and innovative formulations for control of economically important pests.