Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Melon Supply Chain - 1st Edition

November 7, 2005

FDA is posting this industry information as a service to industry, consumers, the media, and other interested parties.

melons, cantaloupes

The document is available in PDF (239 KB).

This document was prepared by melon industry members from farm to table, via the Produce Industry Food Safety Initiative co-sponsored by the Produce Marketing Association Exit Disclaimerand the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association Exit Disclaimer.

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For more information contact:

Produce Marketing Association
Attn: Kathy Means, CAE, Vice President, Government Relations
P.O. Box 6036 Newark, DE 19714-6036
Tel: 302.738.7100 Email:

United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association
Attn: James Gorny, Ph.D., VP Quality Assurance & Technology
1901 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202.303.3400 Email:

Special thanks to all of the trade associations and individuals who helped in developing this guidance.


Greatest appreciation is expressed to the people who have contributed to this first edition. These guidelines in their 1st edition were developed under the coordination and leadership of:

Paul Fleming, Martori Farms, Co-Editor-In-Chief 1st Edition
Bill Pool, Wegmans Food Markets, Co-Editor-In-Chief 1st Edition
James R. Gorny, Ph.D., United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association Technical Editor 1st Edition

1st Edition Contributors:

  • David Adams, Ph.D., Georgia Fruit and Vegetable
    Growers Association
  • Mitchell Crawford, Rosemont Farms Corp.
  • Paul Fleming, Martori Farms
  • Donna Garren, Ph.D., National Restaurant Association
  • James Gorny, Ph.D., UFFVA
  • Toni Hofer, Raley's
  • Tanya Hernandez Munoz, SAGARPA, SENASICA
  • Bill Hurst, Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • Millard Long, Castellini Company
  • Jim McKenzie, L&M Companies
  • Stephen Patricio, Westside Produce
  • Bill Pool, Wegmans Food Markets
  • Walter Ram, The Giumarra Companies
  • Mark Smith, Chiquita
  • Trevor Suslow, Ph.D., University of California Davis
  • Jennifer Tong, UFFVA (Emeritus)
  • Tom Young, Ph.D., Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc.
  • Devon Zagory, Ph.D., Davis Fresh Technologies


  • David Adams, Ph.D., Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
  • Larry Beuchat, Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • Paul Fleming, Martori Farms
  • David Gombas, Ph.D., IFPA
  • James Gorny, Ph.D., UFFVA
  • Amy Green, FDA CFSAN
  • Larry Kohl, Giant Food Stores, LLC
  • Stephen Patricio, Westside Produce
  • Vicki Lynne Scott, Amigo Farms
  • Michelle Smith, Ph.D., FDA CFSAN
  • Bill Pool, Wegmans Food Markets
  • Devon Zagory, Ph.D., Davis Fresh Technologies


Copyright © 2005
Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association
All rights reserved.

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