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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. 152

Potato

Submission Date: Jul 11, 2015
Developer Name: J.R. Simplot Company
Developer Contact Information: 5369 W Irving Street
Boise ID 83706
Intended Use: 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 segment 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?*: N
Event Designation: V11
Unique Identifier: SPS-ØØV11-6
FDA Letter Date
(select to view letter):
Aug 19, 2016
FDA Memo Date
(select to view memo):
Jul 28, 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.
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