Honduras: FDA to supervise harvesting of melons.

Experts from the US Food and Drugs Administration will arrive in the country in October.

Monday, August 4, 2008

The objective is to verify whether or not the melon farms are in compliance with the security health measures required by the United States.

In March, the FDA suspended the exportation of melons to the United States by the Montelibano Company and by the Lavaderos company on the 4th of June, because it allegedly found that their products were contaminated with salmonella.



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The Food and Drug Administration agency of the United States has extended the period for renewal of registration of food exporters until 31 January.

A statement from the Trade Office of Costa Rica (PROCOMER) states:

All companies that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for human or animal consumption and export to the U.S.

FDA opens office in Costa Rica

January 2009

The office of the Food and Drugs Administration will operate out of the US Embassy in Pavas and will provide information about the requirements and processes for exporting.

According to nacion.com, "Exporters will be able to inquire about the requirements that they must meet in order to sell their products in the US.

U.S. finds more salmonela in Honduras cantaloupes

July 2008

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it has again found salmonella in cantaloupes, this time from the Honduras company Suragro.

The FDA has not made public the results of laboratory field tests carried out on the Montelíbano cantaloupes , the company whose product first showed signs of salmonella last March.

FDA Confirms Salmonella In The Melons

April 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has come out and confirmed that melons from Agropecuaria Montelibano in Honduras have tested positive for salmonella.

Back on March 22, the FDA put out an import alert in regards to the melons, stating that they had traceback evidence showing the product was linked to salmonella.

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