Southern Melon Distributors Inc., received a 99% on its first Primus Labs good manufacturing practices food safety audit.

Southern Melon receives high food safety marksSouthern Melon sells locally to vendors at the Atlanta State Farmers Market and ships to larger national chains, according to a company news release.

“We have been working exceedingly hard to incorporate good manufacturing practices, or GMP’s, as a system for a superior food safety program here at Southern Melon,” said Danny Letsinger, president of Southern Melon, in the release. “It is our goal to offer a product that meets the highest standard of quality for our customers.”

The company packs, repacks and distributes watermelons in the Southeastern U.S. year-round, according to the release.

The audit was June 24.