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Agrivida Announces USDA Deregulation of GRAINZYME Phytase Feed Enzyme

WOBURN, Mass., October 1, 2021 – Agrivida, a privately held biotechnology company, announces the deregulation of its innovative GRAINZYME® Phytase enzyme feed additive by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA’s APHIS). Deregulation is effective as of September 21, 2021.

Agrivida participated in the USDA APHIS approval process voluntarily. Agrivida provided the USDA with scientific and regulatory assessments to address all food safety and regulatory questions regarding GRAINZYME Phytase. Following an assessment period and a public comment period by the USDA, GRAINZYME Phytase was approved to be grown as a deregulated crop. 

The USDA deregulation follows a complete review of the food and feed safety of GRAINZYME Phytase through the FDA Biotechnology Notification process, which demonstrated the safety of the product as well.

“We are thrilled to have achieved the past FDA approval for commercial sale of GRAINZYME Phytase to the poultry and swine markets as a feed additive, and now, deregulation from the USDA,” says Rajiv Singh, CEO of Agrivida. “This represents an important milestone for Agrivida in the development of our INTERIUS technology, which will expand the possibilities for growing GRAINZYME Phytase and lower its production cost. Deregulation by the USDA speaks to the veracity of the science underpinning Agrivida’s INTERIUS enzyme technology platform and the resulting animal nutrition products developed using the technology.”

Practically speaking, deregulation means that GRAINZYME Phytase can now be grown anywhere in the United States without restriction. This will empower Agrivida to share its advancements in feed enzyme technology with commercial corn and livestock producers across the country.

About Agrivida

Imagine it. Deliver it. Committed to building a better future for everyone, Agrivida scientists are experts in biochemistry, plant biology, molecular biology, agriculture, and nutrition. Dynamically addressing the needs of both animal nutrition and animal health through its unique technology platform, Agrivida is delivering on its promise of innovative corn products that offer effective, simple, and convenient solutions more sustainably than ever before. The company’s corn-based feed additive, GRAINZYME Phytase, is the first of many products that will benefit producers of poultry, swine, dairy and beef cattle, and aquaculture. For more information, visit Agrivida.com.