• Weather played role in deadly Australian Listeria melon outbreak

    8 days ago - By Food Safety

    An investigation into a Listeria outbreak in Australia linked to seven deaths has found the weather played a significant role in contamination.
    The outbreak from rockmelons, known as cantaloupe in North America, affected 22 people with six cases in New South Wales , eight cases in Victoria, seven in Queensland and one in Tasmania between Jan. 16 and April 10 this year. Seven people died and one case resulted in a miscarriage.
    Government officials said the outbreak was linked to one grower named as Rombola Family Farms , based in Nericon in the state.
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