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The dangers of illegal pesticides (1) Illegal pesticides are untested and uncontrolled so their use can: Endanger the health of sprayer operators Result.

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2 The dangers of illegal pesticides (1) Illegal pesticides are untested and uncontrolled so their use can: Endanger the health of sprayer operators Result in crop failure, rejection or destruction Create environmental risks to wildlife, soil and water Leave unknown residues in soil to contaminate following crops

3 The dangers of illegal pesticides (2) Leave unknown residues in food products leading to recalls Lead to the risk of prosecution and criminal proceedings Jeopardise SPS entitlements and farm assured status Undermine EU/UK pesticide controls

4 8 Key Tips to protect you and your business 1. Buy only known and reputable Crop Protection Products from known and reputable suppliers 2. Check the accreditation (eg BASIS) of advisers recommending and/or supplying products 3. Always question unrealistic prices

5 8 Key Tips to protect you and your business 4. Check that the product on the invoice and delivery note matches the product ordered and delivered 5. Check that packaging is professional, tamper-proof and securely sealed and has a full label written in English 6. Check the colour and appearance of the product are as expected

6 8 Key Tips to protect you and your business 7. If you are told the product is the same as Xs and is a parallel import, ask who made it and which country it came from 8. Check the label for details of the producer, approval holder and official authorisation and look for it on: https://secure.pesticides.gov.uk/pestreg/ProdSearch.asp

7 ALWAYS REPORT SUSPICIOUS PRODUCTS AND SUPPLIERS Use the DEFRA helpline: For more information go to

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