On March 1, FDA released its Environmental Factors Analysis of the 2011 Chamberlain Farms Salmonellosis outbreak. This report closely followed the February 25 letter to United Fresh Produce Association announcing to the industry that FDA would implement enhanced inspection of cantaloupe packing facilities during the 2013 production season.

Most important, the Western Growers Association released its long-awaited Cantaloupe Food Safety Guidelines.

We post below: (1) the FDA Letter to United Fresh on enhanced inspection; (2) the Chamberlain Farms Outbreak Environmental Analysis; and (3) the Western Growers Cantaloupe Food Safety Guidelines.