Rockmelon warning for pregnant women and infants in new salmonella outbreak

Pregnant women and infants are being warned to steer clear of eating rockmelon, amid concerns of a possible salmonella link.

Food Standards Australia says state and territory food agencies are investigating salmonella outbreaks across the nation, possibly linked to rockmelon.

It is not known yet how many people are affected in this latest salmonella scare or whether any pregnant women have fallen ill.

In a statement, the authority warns at-risk consumers not to eat rockmelon, in particular “infants, the elderly, pregnant women or people with compromised immune systems”.

Information on how to safely prepare and store rockmelon is available from the NSW Food Authority.


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