Whole Foods Market (WFM) is being sued by California for allegedly selling four unregistered pet pesticide products.
The products that California claims aren’t registered include: Enviroman Bugs R Done insect spray, Natural Pine Pellets cat litter, Purely Botanical cat flea spray and Purely Botanical dog flea spray. California says that to sell any type of pesticide product in a store, it must be registered with the state so that it can be tested and approved. Charlotte Fadipe, Assistant Director of Communications for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, says that this has been an ongoing problem with Whole Foods. She also says that the state will be investigating a variety of products that it believes the retail store has been selling without registering, reports The Huffington Post.
California collects 2.1 cents per dollar for every sale of a registered pesticide product. The state can charge retailers that sell unregistered pesticides up to $10,000 per violation.