Arctic® Fuji Apple Receives FDA Approval

Summerland, B.C., Canada – Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.’s (OSF) newest nonbrowning Arctic® apple variety, Arctic® Fuji, completed the voluntary review process with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today. Arctic® Fuji’s are the third apple variety OSF has been approved to grow, along with Arctic® Golden and Arctic® Granny apples that previously received regulatory approval in 2015. “Completion of this FDA review is important news for our company as it marks the last step needed for Arctic® Fuji to officially join our commercial orchards,” explained Neal Carter, President of OSF. “We get a lot of feedback from people about what Arctic® variety
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Press Release: Jennifer Armen joins OSF's senior management

Summerland, B.C., Canada – Jennifer Armen, a 30-year veteran of the produce industry, has been named Director, Business Development and Marketing for Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (OSF) and is now an official employee of OSF’s parent company, Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON). Armen had been working as a consultant since July 2009 through her own company, The Armen Group, and while OSF had been among her chief clients, she will now become a full-time member of OSF’s senior management team. Before forming The Armen Group, she held a number of prominent positions throughout the produce industry, including roles with Nunhems, Syngenta, Pace
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OSF wins Technology & Innovation award!

In a perfect cap-off to the most exciting month in Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ history, we are proud to share that on Saturday, OSF was named the co-winner of a Business & Community Excellence award in the “Technology and Innovation” category by the Summerland Chamber of Commerce! OSF Research Manager Dr. John Armstrong accepted the award alongside a representative from co-winner Mazza Innovation at Summerland’s 77th Annual Business & Community Awards Gala. The honor was yet another exciting February announcement for us, following big news about the U.S. approval of nonbrowning Arctic® apples on Feb. 13th and news of Intrexon’s planned acquisition of
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