In the Feb. 25 letter, the agency urged the cantaloupe growers and processors to follow current food safety guidelines. Those documents are available at the FDA website.
The cantaloupe industry has made big gains in addressing food safety priorities and the increased FDA inspections will show that, Tom Stenzel, president of United Fresh Produce Association, Washington, D.C., said in a news release.
New food safety resources are available to the cantaloupe industry, including the National Commodity-Specific Food Safety Guidelines for Cantaloupes and Netted Melons, he said. That can be found and downloaded online at www.cantaloupe-guidance.org.