Flavr Savr

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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
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Department of Agriculture approval for commercial production and distribution of the FLAVR SAVR tomato on Oct.
The results were as planned and reflect our growing investment in Calgene Fresh as we prepare for the targeted market introduction of the FLAVR SAVR tomato this Fall.
March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Calgene Fresh has completed what it believes to be the final data on the FLAVR SAVR tomato and has submitted this data to the U.
Feldbaum, president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, issued the following statement today regarding the approval of the Flavr Savr tomato by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Regional launch of the FLAVR SAVR tomato is targeted for this fall pending FDA clearance.
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.
The increase in SG&A expense primarily reflects higher expenses at Calgene Fresh incurred in anticipation of increased product sales and introduction of the FLAVR SAVR tomato.
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.
The food industry said today's approval of the technology required to produce the FLAVR SAVR tomato opens the door for many new genetically improved foods and food ingredients.
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.
In 1994, the genetically engineered Flavr Savr tomato first appeared in American grocers' fruit and vegetable aisles.
Calgene receives FDA approval for the first biotech crop -- the Flavr Savr Tomato.