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A genetically-modified tomato which was the first genetically engineered whole food to be granted a licence for human consumption; it was also subjected to premarket scrutiny by the FDA, which ordinarily evaluates food additives
NASDAQ: CGNE) today stated that it has received communication from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirming that the agency review of both its Food Additive Petition for APH(3')II selectable marker and its request for an Advisory Opinion for the FLAVR SAVR tomato are continuing to receive intensive review at senior levels of the FDA.
FDA has taken all appropriate steps to assure consumers that the Flavr Savr tomato and all future foods being developed through genetic improvements in plant varieties are as safe and wholesome as other varieties developed over the years.
With the FDA announcement of their Food Advisory Committee Review of the tomato, we believe we finally have a clear view of the path to clearance and have decided to focus all our efforts on the pending FLAVR SAVR tomato launch.