Source: Monsanto Company

Monsanto Company has reached an important regulatory milestone that will advance the development of foods with reduced saturated fat and reduced or no trans fats.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a response letter to Monsanto's Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) notification. The FDA's letter supports the use of oil from Vistive Gold soybeans under the intended conditions of use.

The GRAS status enables food companies to develop and test foods containing this nutritionally improved soybean oil, which is an important step toward offering consumers the benefit from this oil in a variety of food products, such as French fries or crackers. 

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