On Sunday it was reported in the news that salmonella was found in cut melons and had sickened multiple people in several states.
Those packages of precut fruit are expensive.
It's an important safety issue that the food you are going to eat is properly cleaned. Sometimes when we count on other people to do that for us, those safety precautions are not always met.
Melons should always be cleaned on the outside before cutting into them to avoid getting any fertilizer that is on the outside of the melon getting inside to the meat of the melon.
I place my melons in the sink and give them a good scrubbing with a vegetable brush and water. That ensures that the melon is clean on the outside and I'm not introducing any foreign matter to the inside.
If you're buying precut melons in the store, you are paying more money for your fruit than if you were to buy a whole melon and cut it up yourself.
By buying whole melons you are going to save money and not pay for the convenience of precut fruit. Also, you are going to be extra careful in preparing your own food and hopefully prevent any illness to you and your family.