Notice of Submission for Approval of Novel Food, Livestock Feed and Unconfined Environmental Release for Apple Genetically Engineered To Be Nonbrowning (GD743 and GS784) from Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.
April 15, 2012
Comment period closed: 2012-07-03
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC) have received a submission from Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., seeking approval for unconfined environmental release for commercial planting purposes, livestock feed and food use for apple (Malus x domestica) events GD743 and GS784, which have been genetically engineered to be non-browning. The submission received is in accordance with CFIA guidelines for assessment of plants with novel traits (PNTs) for unconfined release, CFIA guidelines for assessment of novel feeds from plant sources, and HC guidelines for assessment of novel foods. To view information related to the environmental assessment of a PNT or a novel feed, please refer to the CFIA Web site. To view the information related to the health and safety assessment of a novel food, please refer to the HC Web site.
Summary of the Submission
Updated scientific information may be added to this submission by the developer at a later date, or CFIA and/or Health Canada may request further information from the developer.
|Description of the host plant||The Biology document "The Biology of Cultivated Apple" is being prepared by the Plant Biotechnology and Risk Assessment Unit of the CFIA.|
|Description of the Modification||The PNT was developed through recombinant DNA technology. In order to assess the novel trait, the following was submitted:
|Inheritance and Stability of the Introduced Trait||In order to assess the inheritance and stability of the genetic modification, the following has been submitted:
|Description of the Novel Trait||In order to characterize the trait, the following has been submitted:
|Allergenicity/Toxicity Considerations||In order to assess allergenicity of the novel trait the following has been submitted:
|Nutritional Evaluation of the Novel Plant||In order to assess the nutritional aspects of the novel plant the following has been submitted:
|Evaluation of the Environmental Impact of the Novel Plant||In order to assess the environmental impact of the novel plant, the following has been submitted:
Comments will be received only via the Internet or by postal mail to CFIA or Health Canada. (See addresses below.)
For more information on this product, please contact:
Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.
PO Box 1533
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