A food poisoning outbreak has occurred around Australia. What fruit is involved with this food safety scandal? How severe is the case? And what should we do to prevent it?
The fruit involved with this food poisoning outbreak is rockmelon. Some people also refer to the cantaloupe. From the time between January 17 and February 9, there have been 12 cases reported. They were all elderly people and two people have died due to this food poisoning scandal.
The New South Wales (NSW) Food Authority announced this earlier today and stated that the food poisoning epidemic is caused by listeria. The outbreak is linked to a particular grower in Nericon, NSW.
People are encouraged to remove or return any rockmelons purchased before Wednesday. Furthermore, if consumers who are uncertain of the origin of a rockmelon to dispose of it in a waste bin, not into compost bins to avoid further contamination.
What is Listeria?
For those that may not know, Listeria infection is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, their unborn babies and elderly people. It s tarts with flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea, and sometimes diarrhoea.
Do you have rockmelon at home? Do you know how to deal with it?
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