Arctic® Fuji petition requesting deregulation submitted

Arctic® Fuji is poised to follow in the footsteps of OSF’s first nonbrowning apple varieties, Arctic® Golden and Arctic® Granny, which were approved for commercial sale in February 2015. On December 31st, OSF formally submitted a petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting the deregulation of the next nonbrowning variety – Arctic® Fuji. Developed using the same innovative techniques as other Arctic® apple varieties, Arctic® Fuji apples have been grown and tested in field trial orchards for over a decade. The petition being reviewed by the USDA contains substantial data collected over many years that demonstrates the safety
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Arctic® apples approved in Canada!

It is with great excitement that Okanagan Specialty Fruits announces that Arctic® apples are officially approved in Canada! This follows U.S. approval of our first two nonbrowning varieties, Arctic® Golden and Arctic® Granny, earlier this year on Feb. 13th by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. So, nearly two decades after we founded OSF, Arctic® apples can now be grown throughout both Canada and the U.S.! Arctic® apples’ approval was made official earlier today when the two bodies reviewing our apples, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada notified OSF that their reviews are complete (read more about the
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Press Release: Arctic® Apples Receive Canadian Approval

Summerland, B.C., Canada – Nonbrowning Arctic® apples have been approved for commercial sale in Canada, as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC) have concluded their respective reviews. In a letter sent to OSF by the CFIA, the Agency concludes that Arctic® apples “are as safe and nutritious as traditional apple varieties…” and states that their official decision document will become publicly available on their website at a later date. In a publicly available statement, HC states that their assessment has led them to conclude that an Arctic® apple “is safe for consumption, still has all its nutritional value
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FDA consultative review of Arctic® apples concludes

Today FDA announced the completion of their consultative review of Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ Arctic® apples, and you can review their letter to OSF here. The FDA’s accompanying press release also announces the successful conclusion of their review of J.R. Simplot’s Innate Potato, and we invite you to read the full release either on the FDA’s website, or directly below:   FDA concludes Arctic Apples and Innate Potatoes are safe for consumption March 20, 2015 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration completed its evaluation for two varieties of apples genetically engineered by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc., and for six varieties
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