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Investigation into Salmonella possibly linked to Rockmelon

State and territory food enforcement agencies are investigating cases of Salmonella, possibly associated with rockmelon, following an increase in cases in a number of states in Australia.

While we wait for further information, the best advice is that consumers, especially infants, the elderly, pregnant women or people with compromised immune systems, should not consume rockmelon.

FSANZ will continue to work with the state and territory enforcement agencies and the Federal Department of Health and update its advice to consumers.

Further food safety advice regarding the safe preparation and storage of rockmelon can be found on the NSW Food Authority website.

Link: http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/foodsafetyandyou/special-care-foods/rockmelons

CONTACT US:

Please contact us on 1800 801 312 or email lab.vic@agrifood.com.au for more details on Salmonella Testing or to speak with a Technical representative about the Microbiological Testing Services we offer.

Reproduced with permission from FSANZ: Original article by FSANZ, Published on NSW Food Authority Website, 2/08/2016