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AU: Rockmelon linked to Salmonella being removed from distribution

Food Standards Australia New Zealand: Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), in consultation with state and territory food regulators, is coordinating a trade recall of whole rockmelons from Red Dirt, a rockmelon grower in the Northern Territory. The relevant state enforcement agency is working with the company to ensure implicated product is removed from distribution. This follows some rockmelons from Red Dirt testing positive for Salmonella in samples tested in South Australia. The strain of Salmonella in the samples has not yet been determined.

Consumers are advised to discard any rockmelon in their home, particularly if it is intended for infants, the elderly, pregnant women or people with compromised immune systems.