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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Consultations on Food from New Plant Varieties

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BNF No. 163


Submission Date: Sep 25, 2017
Developer Name1: Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Developer Contact Information: 2123 TAMU, Institute for Plant Genomics & Biotechnology
College Station, TX 77843
Intended Use: Use in Human and Animal Food
Trait 1 Added Protein or DNA: RNA interference construct for suppression of gene encoding delta-Cadinene synthase
Source: Cotton
Intended Effect: Reduced level of gossypol in seed
Trait 2 Added Protein or DNA: Neomycin phosphotransferase II
Source: Escherichia coli Tn5 (modified)
Intended Effect: Resistance to neomycin, kanamycin
Requires EPA Review?*: No
Event Designation: TAM66274
Unique Identifier: TAM-66274-5
FDA Letter Date
(select to view letter):
Sep 20, 20196
(PDF, 96 kB)
CFSAN - Human Food
FDA Memo Date
(select to view memo):
Sep 24, 20197
(PDF, 187 kB)
CVM - Animal Food
FDA Memo 2 Date
(select to view memo):
Sep 9, 20198
(PDF, 960 kB)
*Plant-incorporated protectants are pesticidal substances produced by plants and the genetic material necessary for the plant to produce the substance. The DNA encoding the substances and the pesticidal substances are regulated by EPA.
1 At the time of conclusion of the consultation