FDA to lift health alert on Honduran melons
In the next few days a Honduran delegation will travel to Washington to obtain the investigating body's decision.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States may lift the health warning that was issued for Honduran melons, once the Agrolibano company has complied with all the measures required to avoid salmonella contamination.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has come out and confirmed that melons from Agropecuaria Montelibano in Honduras have tested positive for salmonella.
It is suspected to be contaminated with salmonella; Del Monte recalled about five thousand boxes of melon.
The US reopened its melon market to the Montelibano Company after their exports were suspended more than five months ago due to suspicion of salmonella.
The Agrolíbano company could learn as early as this week whether it will be able to resume exporting its melons to the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will notify it once the results of its analysis of the production system of the fruit in the affected finca are completed. Its exports had been banned due to a suspected outbreak of salmonella.
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