05 Sep '11, 12pm

Del Monte Sues FDA and Oregon Over Cantaloupe Recall - Eat. Drink. Better.

Del Monte Sues FDA and Oregon Over Cantaloupe Recall - Eat. Drink. Better.

Del Monte is suing the FDA and the state of Oregon over a cantaloupe recall from March of this year. A Short History of the Cantaloupe Recall Twenty people became ill from eating food contaminated with Salmonella Panama. No deaths were reported. Through epidemiological methods, the CDC and the state of Oregon concluded that the salmonella came from cantaloupe from the Asuncion Mita farm in Guatemala owned by Del Monte. Due to the overwhelming indications, the FDA asked Del Monte to perform a voluntary recall . At that time, the FDA did not have the power to force a recall. Import Alert On July 15, the FDA did have the power to impose an import alert on melons from Asuncion Mita. This means that Del Monte has to prove the cantaloupe is safe to eat before the import alert will be lifted. Rather than perform enough testing to prove the cantaloupe is safe, Del Monte is suing b...

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