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Monsanto’s Healthier Soybean Oil Steadily Clearing Regulatory Hurdles

May 18, 2010: 08:52 PM EST
Calling it “an important regulatory milestone,” Monsanto Company announced that the U.S. FDA has issued a response letter to a Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) notification that supports the use of oil from the company’s Vistive Gold soybeans in the development of healthier snack and other foods. The company is working its way through the regulatory process, having submitted paperwork to the USDA, FDA, and agencies around the world. According to the company, Vistive Gold oil is more stable for frying, snack food production and baking applications, has lower levels of saturated fat and no trans fats.
"Improved Soybean Oil Achieves Milestone That Will Advance Development of Foods With Reduced Saturated Fat and No Trans Fats", PRNewswire-FirstCall, May 18, 2010, © Monsanto Company
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