EPA slaps Hunte with fine for insecticide violations

December 23, 2009 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment

Seems the folks at the EPA are looking out for animals. Not only did the agency come down on Hunte Kennel Systems and Animal Care, Inc. like a ton ‘o bricks, but someone at the agency took the time to make sure we saw the media release:

A southwest Missouri pet supply dealer has agreed to pay a $56,632 civil penalty to the United States to settle allegations that it violated the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) by repackaging, relabeling and selling an insecticide meant for use on cattle and hogs as a flea and tick treatment for dogs.

Hunte Kennel Systems and Animal Care, Inc., of Goodman, Mo., will pay the civil penalty under terms of an administrative consent agreement filed today by EPA Region 7 in Kansas City, Kan.

The allegations stem from findings made by the Missouri Department of Agriculture during October 2006 inspections of the company’s facilities in Goodman and Buffalo, Mo. The inspections found that the company had bottled the pesticide Prolate/Lintox-HD into different packaging and sold it as another pesticide, Paramite.

During the inspections, the company was ordered to immediately stop selling the repackaged pesticide.

Prolate/Lintox-HD is formulated for use in the control of flies, lice, mange and ticks on cattle, and for the control of lice and mange on swine. Paramite is no longer manufactured as a flea and tick treatment for dogs.

Here’s the release. Nice work, folks! I do realize that one factory farmed production unit  is about the same as another to the manufacturer, but maybe the folks at Hunte can get flash cards to learn the difference between hogs and dogs. Not that they much care, I’m guessing.

Oh, if you’ve a strong stomach, read the About page on Hunte’s Web site:

When my wife Gina and I founded The Hunte Corporation, we pledged to help professional breeders, pet retailers, veterinarians, and other members of our industry provide the highest quality puppies available.

Sucks how that little fine is going to cut into Andrew Hunte’s efforts to help those “professional breeders,” doesn’t it?

Family pets from family homes. 


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