Egg Farmers Show Up On EPA Chemical Manufacturer List

March 10, 2020
EPA includes egg farm on a list of potential formaldehyde manufacturers.

There were more than a few surprises on the list of potential formaldehyde manufacturers recently released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Center Fresh Egg Farm says it is “odd indeed” that the company, founded by eight Iowa farm families, shows up on the list – an inclusion that could prove costly, according to an article from Bloomberg Environment.

On January 27, the EPA published 20 lists identifying more than 800 companies, including Center Fresh along with Anheuser-Busch InBev, General Motors, Perdue Farms Inc. and Tesla, as potential manufacturers of formaldehyde, according to the article. The companies reportedly may have to shoulder a portion of the $27 million tab for chemical risk evaluations the EPA undertook in December. Companies must notify the agency by March 27 if they feel they appear on the list erroneously or face a potential fine of up to $40,576 per day for violating the 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), according to Bloomberg. Center Fresh Egg Farm reportedly plans to do just that.

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