Fresh Del Monte Sues FDA Over Cantaloupe Imports

Publication: Dow Jones Newswires

08/24/2011 - Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. (FDP) filed a lawsuit in federal court in Maryland in an effort to lift Food and Drug Administration restrictions on cantaloupe imports amid concerns about potential salmonella contamination.

Del Monte, one of the largest importers of cantaloupes into the U.S., said it is disputing claims by the FDA and several state health-agency officials that some cantaloupes the company previously imported from a Guatemalan farm and packing facility were contaminated with salmonella.

Del Monte maintains that the facilities were in full compliance with these food safety procedures.

Read the full article, Fresh Del Monte Sues FDA Over Cantaloupe Imports, on the Wall Street Journal's Web site.

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