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Rockmelon possibly linked to salmonella

AAP logoAAP 2/08/2016

ROCKMELON AND FOOD POISONING: RISKS AND HOW TO MINIMISE THEM

* Dirty water, fertiliser, contact with animals and pests, and insufficient cleaning can contaminate fruit

* Pregnant women, infants and the elderly are most at risk

* Don't buy bruised or damaged fruit, wash it before eating and refrigerate within two hours of slicing

* Fruit contaminated with listeria was linked to more than 20 US deaths in 2011

* 50 salmonella salmonella saint-paul cases in NSW were traced back to rockmelon in 2006.

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