Rockmelon recall due to Listeria outbreak

 01 March 2018


A national outbreak of Listeria linked with rockmelon has led to a trade level recall of the fruit. 

Consumers are being urged to throw out or return any rockmelon purchased as part of the recall. 

Council is working with local traders to ensure any affected product has been removed from sale. 

Listeria is an illness caused by eating foods contaminated by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria infection is uncommon but it can cause death in at-risk people, such as the elderly and people whose immune systems are not working properly. It can be dangerous to pregnant women.

To find out more about listeria, go to the Better Health Channel website

Please see the NSW Government Food Authority media release: Listeriosis outbreak linked to rockmelon 

Please see the Food Standards Australia New Zealand media release: Trade recall of rockmelons linked to Listeria




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