Rotting melons left in paddocks as listeria outbreak cripples West Australian industry

Rotting melons left in paddocks as listeria outbreak cripples West Australian industry

By Joanna Prendergast and Jessica Hayes Updated April 19, 2018 07:35:45 Photo: Greenough melon grower Carole Metcalf says after the rockmelon-borne listeria outbreak in NSW she has been forced to let her crop rot in her paddock. (ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt: Joanna Prendergast ) Thousands of rockmelons have been left …

Rockmelon farm linked to deadly listeria outbreak set to supply melons again

Rockmelon farm linked to deadly listeria outbreak set to supply melons again

Posted April 04, 2018 13:50:44 The New South Wales farm at the centre of the rockmelon listeria outbreak that claimed six lives has said it will resume supplying fruit to the public again this week. A statement by the Rombola Family Farms confirmed the state’s Food Authority has given them …

Rockmelon industry ramps up food safety guidelines to restore consumer confidence following listeria outbreak – ABC Rural

Rockmelon industry ramps up food safety guidelines to restore consumer confidence following listeria outbreak – ABC Rural

Food safety guidelines will be ramped up to try to win back consumer confidence following the outbreak of listeria in rockmelons, the Australian Melon Association says. Six people have died as a result of the outbreak identified in February, and despite authorities assuring consumers that rockmelons now on sale are …