Pregnant women, infants and the elderly are being cautioned not to eat rockmelon amid suspicion of a possible salmonella outbreak.
Food Standards Australia has released a statement saying authorities are investigating cases of salmonella possibly associated with the fruit following an increase in infections.
“While we wait for further information, the best advice is that consumers, especially infants, the elderly, pregnant women or people with compromised immune systems, should not consume rockmelon,” FSANZ said in a statement.
“FSANZ will continue to work with the state and territory enforcement agencies and the Federal Department of Health and update its advice to consumers.”
Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhoea, fever, and abdominal cramps. They develop 12 to 72 hours after infection.
If you feel like you have become sick from eating rockmelon you should see your doctor as well as contact Food Standards Australia to assist them in their investigation.