Responding to health emergencies, such as the current multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Carrau linked to pre-cut melons, has long been a top priority at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our state partners to trace the specific source of these melons and collect samples for laboratory analysis. The outbreak required multiple agencies to work together to inspect and investigate. Such an effort was also required to trace the 2018 E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from California.
Read more on the FDA website.