PORTLAND, Ore., Aug 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Fresh Del Monte
Produce Inc. (NYSE:FDP), ("Del Monte Fresh") filed a notice to sue
Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division and one of its
officials. The Notice to Sue alerts the Oregon Health Authority's Public
Health Division of its conduct and misleading allegations regarding Del
Monte Fresh's imported cantaloupes as the source of a Salmonella outbreak
earlier this year despite the lack of sufficient factual basis.
For over a hundred years, Del Monte Fresh established itself as a
trusted premium brand by supplying high quality, safe food products to
consumers worldwide. Del Monte Fresh's cantaloupes are farmed,
processed, transported, and stored under state-of-the-art food safety
controls that far exceed FDA regulatory requirements. Throughout its
history to present day, Del Monte Fresh has committed and remains
committed to the quality and safety of its products and consumer
satisfaction. Notably, "[t]he FDA investigation ultimately found no
connection between Del Monte Fresh cantaloupes and any cases of Salmonella
Panama, including in Oregon," the company says. "FDA issued a notice
ending the recall on July 29, 2011."
About Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is one of the world's leading vertically
integrated producers, marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh
and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, as well as a leading producer and
distributor of prepared food in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the
countries formerly part of the Soviet Union. Fresh Del Monte markets its
products worldwide under the Del Monte(R) brand, a symbol of product
innovation, quality, freshness and reliability for more than 100 years.
SOURCE: Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.
For Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.
Gary Conkling, 503-544-8997