(May 23) NOGALES, Ariz. — The Food and Drug Administration has reached an agreement with the Arizona Department of Agriculture to increase testing on cantaloupe imported from Mexico following an outbreak of Salmonella poona that had been linked to cantaloupe from the Mexican state of Guerrero.

The new testing will effect every grower shipping cantaloupe from Mexico through Nogales. The outbreak, however, had been linked to Susie brand melons, which came from shipper I. Kunik Co. Inc., McAllen, Texas.

While Kunik has recalled all of its cantaloupe, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Agriculture said there had been no similar testing arrangement reached for melons crossing through Texas. At least not through the department of agriculture, which she said did not have the capability to conduct such testing.

The FDA did not return calls.