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National Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for Cantaloupes and Netted Melons - Spanish

Developed by a broad, national coalition of industry stakeholders and government representatives, the National Commodity-Specific Food Safety Guidelines for Cantaloupes and Netted Melons is available free of charge. The guidance offers a comprehensive framework for ensuring the highest level of food safety in cantaloupe production, harvest and post-harvest handling.

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National Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for Cantaloupes and Netted Melons

Developed by a broad, national coalition of industry stakeholders and government representatives, the National Commodity-Specific Food Safety Guidelines for Cantaloupes and Netted Melons is available free of charge. The guidance offers a comprehensive framework for ensuring the highest level of food safety in cantaloupe production, harvest and post-harvest handling.

National Guidance
Melon Guidance

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 and the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association

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Recommended International Code of Practice for Packaging and Transport of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

This code recommends proper packaging and transport of fresh fruit and vegetables in order to maintain
produce quality during transportation and marketing.

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Code of Hygienic Practice for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

This code addresses Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) that will help control microbial, chemical and physical hazards associated with all stages of the production of fresh fruits and vegetables from primary production to packing.

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Harmonized Standard - Post Harvest

The Produce GAPs Harmonization Initiative began in 2009 as an all-industry effort to reduce farm audit fatigue by harmonizing existing food safety standards from many organizations into a single checklist that can be used by any audit organization or for self-audits on any size growing operation with any fresh produce commodity. United Fresh serves as Secretariat and caretaker of the standards. This section of the Harmonized Standard addresses post harvest operations.

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Harmonized Standard - Field Operations and Harvest

The Produce GAPs Harmonization Initiative began in 2009 as an all-industry effort to reduce farm audit fatigue by harmonizing existing food safety standards from many organizations into a single checklist that can be used by any audit organization or for self-audits on any size growing operation with any fresh produce commodity. United Fresh serves as Secretariat and caretaker of the standards.

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FDA Letter To Industry

This letter was written by FDA in November 2011 to heighten awareness and inform the cantaloupe industry of the best practices for prevention of microbial contamination of cantaloupes.

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Draft Codex Melon Annex

The primary purpose of this Annex is to provide specific guidance on how to minimize microbiological hazards during primary production through packing and transport of fresh melons, including fresh melons...

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Compilation Of Citations Microbiological Safety Of Cantaloupe

This document is a compilation of key research findings relating to cantaloupes that were compiled for the Center for Produce Safety's Cantaloupe Summit held in January 2012. They inform the discussions on risk and hazards as well as considerations for guidance.

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