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Free of Listeria - Qatar lab results clear Australian rock melon

The Ministry of Public Health in Doha announced that the analyses of Australian rock melons, which were previously withdrawn from the market, showed that the fruit is free of listeria and any other types of bacteria such as salmonella and escherichia coli.

After receiving a notification that Australian rock melons might be contaminated with listeria, the Ministry detained the next shipment. It has also taken precautionary measures to prevent importing new shipments of rock melons suspected of being unsafe.

According to, the Ministry has stated that it is working with all other stakeholders to ensure the highest standards of food safety are implemented.

Publication date: 3/6/2018