Food Safety Infosheet Highlights
•Refrigerate cantaloupes quickly after slicing.Bacteria such as Salmonella and Listeria
can grow quickly on the orange flesh of the fruit when held above 41°F.
•Ask suppliers about food safety riskreduction practices including how they
manage water, cleaning and sanitation and staff.•When washing the outside of a cantaloupe, vigorously use a scrub brush under running
water to remove any easy-to-get-to bacteria.
•Don’t wash multiple cantaloupes at once by soaking in a sink.This could lead to pathogen
transfer from one fruit to another.

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