EPA fines Safeway $675,000
Pleasanton-based grocery chain Safeway has been fined $675,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly selling a pesticide not registered with the federal government.
The agency alleged that Safeway sold a toilet bowl cleaner and a liquid cleanser with labels that claimed the products disinfect and remove mold and mildew — a violation of federal law.
Disinfectants and products that control mold are considered pesticides, which under federal law must be registered with the EPA.
The products were allegedly sold in the chain's stores in California and Hawaii