Opinion/Blog: Battling FDA

03-27-2008

Honduras fights FDA's recall of cantaloupes from Agropecuaria Montelibano, which imports about two million boxes annually under Dole, Chiquita and Mayan Pride, and possibly other labels. Recall threatens $100 million industry and 5,000 Honduran workers; country wants reimbursement for $8 million already lost. FDA has linked the melons to 58 cases of salmonella; critic says shoppers have no idea how to determine who grew a melon.

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Tags: Agropecuaria Montelibano, Fredys Cerrato, Jim Prevor, Manuel Zelaya, Perishable Pundit




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