A woman who lived into her 90s in the Australian province of New South Wales (NSW) has become the sixth fatality in a rockmelon-caused listeriosis outbreak. With her death, the outbreak’s fatality rate is approaching 32 percent.

Rockmelons, or what we call cantaloupes in North America, are again being sold in Australia. NSW Health officials…

Because of his Barfblog and associated Bites (Safe food from farm to fork) website, Professor Doug Powell is probably one of the best-known faculty members on the Kansas State University campus. Except Professor Powell has not been on campus lately. For the past couple years, he’s been living in Brisbane, Australia with his wife, Dr.…