On Friday last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accidentally posted a report that found glyphosate is “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.”
But by Monday the document had been removed, and an EPA spokesperson told reporters that the agency wasn’t ready to publish those findings.
The agency is slated to release its study of the herbicide’s health risks by the end of this year.
The October 2015 report that was taken offline was marked “final.”
The document’s appearance drew sharp criticism from environmentalists pushing for tighter controls on the herbicide.
Roundup maker Monsanto cheered the report, saying it confirms the chemical’s safety.
A World Health Organization body last year declared that glyphosate likely causes cancer.
Meanwhile, a class action lawsuit filed in California alleges glyphosate found in Quaker Oats should invalidate claims that they make a “natural” product.