Del Monte Fights FDA Limit On Cantaloupe Imports

Law360, New York (August 22, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT) -- Del Monte Fresh Produce NA Inc. sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday in Maryland, arguing the agency unfairly restricted its imports from a major Guatemalan supplier without proof that salmonella-contaminated cantaloupes originated there.

The Coral Gables, Fla.-based company asked the court to nix the FDA's July 15 import alert, which prohibits Del Monte from importing cantaloupes from its supplier's farm in Asuncion Mita, Guatemala, until it provides the agency with evidence that the cantaloupes have tested negative for salmonella and other pathogens....
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