Listeria outbreak linked to rockmelon

Listeria outbreak has been linked to the humble rockmelon

After a recent spike in listeriosis cases, consumers are advised to avoid eating rockmelon, or canteloupe.

Eating foods that contain Listeria bacteria does not cause illness in most people, but in high risk groups it can result in severe illness and even death. High risk groups include infants, the elderly, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems.

As a precaution people are advised to discard any rockmelon they already have in their homes.

The NSW Food Authority is working with the grower and has advised that affected rockmelons are being removed from the supply chain.

If you are feeling unwell and suspect you have consumed the affected product, please seek medical attention.

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