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Simplot’s Innate varieties achieve federal milestones

The first two generations of the J.R. Simplot Company’s genetically engineered (GE) Innate potato varieties achieved individual federal milestones.Generation onereceived a determination of nonregulated status from the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).             The APHIS document has been published in the Federal Register on and is available online.             The first generation of Simplot’s Innate potatoes includes Russet Burbank, Ranger Russet and Atlantic.             The three GE varieties were developed with the…  » Read more

Public comment period opens for Simplot’s Innate potatoes

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has made available for public comment its plant pest risk assessment and draft environmental assessment of J.R. Simplot’s Innate potato varieties.             Simplot is seeking a determination of nonregulated status from APHIS for the first generations of its genetically engineered Innate Russet Burbank, Ranger Russet and Atlantic varieties.             Simplot’s Innate technology isolates genetic elements and rearranges or links them together to suppress or enhance certain…  » Read more

FDA issues draft guidance on acrylamide

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a non-binding draft guidance to help growers, manufacturers and food service operators take measures to reduce acrylamide levels in certain foods. The document covers raw materials, processing practices and ingredients affecting potato-based foods, cereal-based foods and coffee. The draft guidance is part of a number of activities initiated by the FDA to study acrylamide in food. You can read the draft guidance here.