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 will continue to work with the state and territory enforcement agencies and the Federal Department of Health and update its advice to consumers.
Further food safety advice regarding the safe preparation and storage of rockmelon can be found on the NSW Food Authority website. This contains advice on how to prepare rockmelons.
Information reproduced with permission of Food Standards Australia New Zealand.