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Rock melon safe to eat, as farmers face massive loses

Rock melon sales are down by up to 90 percent after the fatal listeria outbreak on a New South Wales Riverina farm in February.

It equates to about a $15 million loss for growers, but there’s fears it could reach up to $60 million.

Farmers are reassuring us the fruit on the shelves is safe to eat.

Rural reporter Eddie Summerfield caught up with Rock Melon Association Development Manager Dianne Fullelove.

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