USDA To Extend Deregulation To Two Lines Of Genetically Engineered Potatoes 

USDA To Extend Deregulation To Two Lines Of Genetically Engineered Potatoes 

 

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USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has preliminarily determined that it will extend deregulation to two lines of genetically engineered (GE) potatoes developed by J.R. Simplot Company for late blight resistance, low acrylamide potential, reduced black spot bruising, and lowered reducing sugars.

APHIS previously reviewed and deregulated these GE traits in other GE potatoes. A plant pest risk similarity assessment (PPRSA), preliminary finding of no significant impact (FONSI), and a preliminary determination of nonregulated status has been prepared that will be available for a 30-day public review and comment period upon publication in the Federal Register. APHIS will consider all public comments received on or before Oct. 24, 2016.

A copy of the extension request, supporting documents, and a link to provide public comments can be found on the News and Information page of the Biotechnology Regulatory Services website.