FSA updates precautionary advice for specific melons

FSA updates precautionary advice for specific melons

21 Jun 2021

The Food Standards Agency has updated its advice about recent cases of salmonella illness in the UK. The possible source is thought to be whole honeydew, cantaloupe and galia melons originating from Costa Rica – see latest advice

Previous advice issued on 29 May 2021 had also included advice about whole honeydew, cantaloupe and galia melons from Brazil. Since the initial advice was issued further investigations including analysis of the food chain and testing have been undertaken. Additional information has become available that has shown that melons from Brazil are not likely to be affected.