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Investigation into Salmonella possibly linked to rockmelon

Date: 2/08/2016

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.
 
Media contact:
 
FSANZ: 0401 714 265 (Australia) or +61 401 714 265 (from New Zealand)‚Äč or media@foodstandards.gov.au
 
Update - 3 August 2016

NSW Food Authority media release

NSW Health media release

Updated statement by FSANZ

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