FDA STATES BIOTECH TOMATO IS SAFE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Calgene Fresh Inc.'s Flavr Savr tomato got a vote of confidence last week from the Food and Drug Administration, although the agency gave no indication when it will issue a final decision on whether the biotech tomato can be marketed.News that FDA officials in charge of reviewing Calgene's application for marketing approval are looking favorably on the tomato came during a three-day

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Calgene Fresh Inc.'s Flavr Savr tomato got a vote of confidence last week from the Food and Drug Administration, although the agency gave no indication when it will issue a final decision on whether the biotech tomato can be marketed.

News that FDA officials in charge of reviewing Calgene's application for marketing approval are looking favorably on the tomato came during a three-day conference on bioengineered vegetables and fruits earlier this month.

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