Biotech Updates

Canada Approves Commercial Sale of Arctic Apples

March 25, 2015

Arctic apples developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) have been approved for commercial sale in Canada, after the evaluation of Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC). According to a letter sent by CFIA to OSF, the Agency has concluded that Arctic apples "are as safe and nutritious as traditional apple varieties." On the other hand, HC stated that Arctic apple is " safe for consumption, still has all its nutritional value and therefore does not differ from other apples available on the market."

Health Canada's statement is available in their website. OSF also issued a press release in Arctic Apple's website.