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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. 113


Submission Date: Aug 3, 2007
Developer Name: Syngenta Seeds, Inc.
Developer Contact Information: P.O. Box 12257, 3054 East Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2257
Intended Use: For use in human food and animal feed
Trait 1 Added Protein or DNA: Vip3Aa20
Source: Bacillus thuringiensis
Intended Effect: Resistance to lepidopteran insects
Trait 2 Added Protein or DNA: Phosphomannose isomerase (PMI) protein from pmi gene
Source: Escherichia coli strain K-12
Intended Effect: Selectable marker
Requires EPA Review?*: Yes
Event Designation: MIR162
Unique Identifier: SYN-IR162-4
FDA Letter Date
(select to view letter):
Dec 9, 2008
FDA Memo Date
(select to view memo):
Dec 1, 2008
*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.