Following recent cases of listeriosis this year, the Australian melon industry has been working closely with New South Wales Food Authority to determine
the source. The contaminated fruit was linked to only one farm in New South Wales.
Other farms currently supplying rockmelons to the market have all tested negative for food-borne microbial disease including listeria.
The melon industry is genuinely concerned for the health of consumers and has worked hard to understand the source of the listeria outbreak. Rockmelon
growers have reassessed their individual food safety practices to ensure that only high quality, safe food leaves their farms.
The supply region is now North Queensland, the Northern Territory and Kununurra and Canarvon in Western Australia.