Concentration micrograms of pLRV Coat protein100 g Tuber

Variety of potato Netherlands united Kingdom Germany Italy

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Jersey Royal


Maris Piper




a PLRV virion levels detected in potato varieties commonly sold in the European Union. A market basket survey79 was conducted by Noteborn in 1998 to document exposure to PLRV and the PLRVrep protein.

Although infection reduces the yield and quality of potatoes, humans and animals have safely consumed such potatoes for centuries. Given that the PLRVrep protein was not detected in NewLeaf® Plus potatoes using current detection techniques, no increased exposure to the protein was expected and, having established a history of safe use, no additional protein safety assessment studies were considered to be necessary.

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