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Pesticide manufacturers or formulators
Aug 28, 2018

Pesticide manufacturers or formulators have the responsibility to ensure that the pesticides they produce are of good quality. They should source their raw materials from reliable sources.They should also establish an in-house quality control department equipped with the relevant testing equipment and adequate human resources to minitor the quality  of raw materials as well as pesticides produced and those sold by them in the market. Steps should also be taken so that such laboratories are accredited under a reputable laboratory quality assurance programme. Records of analysis and a copy of test reports for every batch pf pesticide manufactured or formulated should be made available when requested by the responsible authority.There records should be kept for a period of not less than five years from the date of manufacturer/formulation of the pesticides.The responsible authority should ensure that manufacturers have the required quality control systems in place and adequate technical expertise before licenses are issued to them.