Calyxt’s High Oleic Low Linolenic Soybean Oil Deemed Non-Regulated by USDA
Company expands product portfolio with next generation product candidate anticipated in 2022
Calyxt, Inc., a plant-based technology company, announced that its high oleic low linolenic (HOLL) soybean has been deemed a non-regulated article under the “Am I Regulated?” process by Biotechnology Regulatory Services of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Calyxt’s new HOLL soybean, developed using the company’s proprietary gene-editing technology TALEN®, is expected to launch as early as 2022 – a welcome addition to the company’s growing portfolio of commercial products, which includes hemp in 2020 and improved digestibility alfalfa in 2021.
The next generation heart healthy oil is expected to deliver formulation advantages, including improved stability, thereby helping broaden applications for use so that food manufacturers and chefs alike can offer healthier alternatives to consumers looking for value-added solutions.
Calyxt’s HOLL soybean is currently in the development process and is now part of a total of eight Calyxt products that have been deemed non-regulated articles by the USDA (under 7 CFR 340), including high fiber wheat, high oleic soybean, improved quality alfalfa, cold storable potato, and reduced browning potato.