SINGAPORE: The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) on Thursday (Mar 8) announced a recall of all rockmelons from Australia as a “precautionary measure”.
This is because it received new information from Australian authorities, indicating that more listeria-affected consignments had been exported to Singapore.
The listeria outbreak has so far been traced to a specific grower in the state of New South Wales. AVA had a few days ago recalled two consignments of rockmelon from this grower. Rockmelons from those two consignments were sold at Sheng Siong stores and wet markets between Feb 12 and Mar 2.
“We expanded the recall to include all rockmelons from Australia immediately after receiving the latest updates from the Australian authorities,” said AVA in a media release.
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