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New Arctic apple approved

The Summerland company that pioneered non-browning apples has just received approval for its latest modified Arctic Fuji apple.

Okanagan Speciality Fruits says the apple is its third non-browning variety and has been approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Arctic apples don't turn brown when cut open. They were created by longtime orchardist Neal Carter, who has worked for more than 30 years as a bioscience engineer.

In a recent decision, the CFIA ruled the Fuji Arctic apple variety “(does) not pose a greater risk to human health than apples currently available on the Canadian market,” and that it is similar to other varieties in terms of allergies and nutritional content.

For more on Arctic apples, including when OSF expects them to show up in grocery stores, check out the full story on Castanet's sister business news website, Okanagan Edge.

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