U.S. finds more salmonela in Honduras cantaloupes
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it has again found salmonella in cantaloupes, this time from the Honduras company Suragro.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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.
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.
It is suspected to be contaminated with salmonella; Del Monte recalled about five thousand boxes of melon.
In the next few days a Honduran delegation will travel to Washington to obtain the investigating body's decision.
The U.S. Food Administration (FDA), has prevented the entry of Mexican papaya into U.S. territory.
- Daily Update
- Government Purchases
- Classified Ads
- Indexes & Statistics
- Press Releases
- Events Calendar