A person holding a big wedge of seedless watermelon

Food Safety is a crucial topic to prioritize and keep up to standard.

You can never be too careful on how you handle your product to ensure that it is kept to the highest measure of quality and that the quality is assured.

Be sure to explore the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Melon Food Safety Guidelines below. This resource is valuable to consider in alignment with your watermelon business.

Commodity-Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Melon Supply Chain

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is transforming the nation’s food safety system by shifting the focus from responding to foodborne illness to preventing it. Congress enacted FSMA in response to dramatic changes in the global food system and in our understanding of foodborne illness and its consequences, including the realization that preventable foodborne illness is both a significant public health problem and a threat to the economic well-being of the food system. Learn more about FSMA here: https://www.fda.gov/food/guidance-regulation-food-and-dietary-supplements/food-safety-modernization-act-fsma