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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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FDA Statement Regarding Glofish

FDA Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Statement
December 9, 2003

Media Inquiries: 301-827-6242
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA

Because tropical aquarium fish are not used for food purposes, they pose no threat to the food supply. There is no evidence that these genetically engineered zebra danio fish pose any more threat to the environment than their unmodified counterparts which have long been widely sold in the United States. In the absence of a clear risk to the public health, the FDA finds no reason to regulate these particular fish.

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