Dump the dumps to avoid listeria potential, rockmelon growers told

Ashley Walmsley
By Ashley Walmsley
February 26 2019 - 9:00am
CHECK: Rockmelon growers have been asked to be careful of their use of water when processing melons to minimise the potential for listeria development.

CONVERTING water-holding "dump tanks" to dry dumps has emerged as a common recommendation for rockmelon growers in order to prevent another listeria outbreak.

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Ashley Walmsley

Ashley Walmsley

Editor, Good Fruit & Vegetables

For more than a decade, Ashley Walmsley has written about Australian agriculture. Having grown up on his parents smallcrops, cane and cattle property in Queensland, but clearly unable to grow anything himself, it was a natural progression for him to pursue a career writing about rural industries. He is currently the editor of Fairfax Media’s only national, fresh produce magazine, Good Fruit & Vegetables, while also covering horticulture stories for the agricultural papers and websites. When not writing about vegetables, fruits and nuts, Ashley enjoys playing and discussing video games from a simpler time, and doing impersonations of ABC radio presenters.

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