IRVINE, Calif.–We have worked with California and Arizona producers and shippers for decades to develop, maintain and improve the strongest food safety programs in the industry.

The tragic and ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes is associated with an isolated region in Indiana and will likely be traced to a single farm with inadequate preventive programs in place.

Public health and welfare, along with the entire cantaloupe industry, suffers when companies do not aggressively pursue food safety throughout the supply chain.

Stephanie A. Wilken


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