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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Consultations on Food from New Plant Varieties

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BNF No. 149


Submission Date: Feb 19, 2015
Developer Name1: Del Monte Fresh Produce Company
Developer Contact Information: 241 Sevilla Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Intended Use: For use in human food
Trait 1 Added Protein or DNA: Phytoene synthase
Source: Citrus unshiu [tangerine]
Intended Effect: Increase level of carotenoids
Trait 2 Added Protein or DNA: RNA interference construct for gene encoding lycopene beta cyclase and lycopene epsilon cyclase
Source: Pineapple
Intended Effect: Supression of conversion of lycopene to other carotenoids
Trait 3 Added Protein or DNA: RNA interference construct for gene encoding aminocyclopropane carboxylic acid synthase
Source: Pineapple
Intended Effect: Intended to inhibit flowering
Requires EPA Review?*: No
Event Designation: Event EF2-114
Unique Identifier: FDP-ØØ114-5
FDA Letter Date
(select to view letter):
Dec 14, 2016
FDA Memo Date
(select to view memo):
Dec 8, 2016
*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.
1 At the time of conclusion of the consultation