Salmonella investigation: warnings issued over rockmelon


Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has issued a warning to consumers about a possible link between Salmonella and rockmelons.

While the link is investigated, FSANZ has advised consumers — especially infants, the elderly, pregnant women or people with compromised immune systems — to avoid consuming rockmelon.

The NSW Food Authority said contaminated water, fertiliser, contact with pests/animals or insufficient cleaning of rockmelons prior to sale could be contributing factors to the fruit becoming contaminated with Salmonella.

Rockmelons have been linked to Salmonella outbreaks in the past, notably in the US in the 1950s, the 1960s and 2002.

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