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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Biotechnology Consultations on Food from GE Plant Varieties

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BNF No. 141

Potato

Submission Date: Feb 12, 2013
Developer Name: J.R. Simplot Company
Developer Contact Information: 5369 West Irving Street
Boise, ID 83706
Intended Use: For use in human food and animal feed
Trait 1 Added Protein or DNA: Gene segments from PPO5 gene encoding polyphenol oxidase 5
Source: Solanum verrucosum
Intended Effect: Reduced black spot bruising
Trait 2 Added Protein or DNA: Gene segments from ASN1 gene encoding asparagine synthase 1
Source: Solanum tuberosum var. Ranger Russet
Intended Effect: Reduced levels of free asparagine
Trait 3 Added Protein or DNA: Gene segments from R1 and PhL promoters, which encode enzymes that degrade phosphorylated starch
Source: Solanum tuberosum var. Ranger Russet
Intended Effect: Lower levels of reducing sugars
Requires EPA Review?*: No
Event Designation: J3
Unique Identifier code: SPS-ØØØJ3-4
FDA Letter Date
(select to view letter):
Mar 20, 2015
FDA Memo Date
(select to view memo):
Mar 12, 2015
*Plant-incorporated protectants are pesticidal substances produced by plants and the genetic material necessary for the plant to produce the substance. The DNA encoding the substances and the pesticidal substances are regulated by EPA.
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