Restrictions on Honduran melons lifted
The Government confirmed that the US and Europe have suspended the ban that was in place due to suspected salmonella contamination.
Monday, December 22, 2008
The minister of the Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock, Hector Hernandez, explained that they have already exported five containers of melon to the US.
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.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it has again found salmonella in cantaloupes, this time from the Honduras company Suragro.
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.
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