Reports are coming in of 15 cases of food poisoning in Australian nursing home patients in NSW, VIC and QLD in 2018 and it’s only the start of March. Two have died as a result. This time it’s down to listeria-contaminated rockmelons traced by authorities to a farm and packing shed in Nericon north of Mafia-controlled Griffith in the New South Wales Riverina.
Probably dirty conveyor belts.
Fingers are pointing to Calabrian Rombola family’s domination of the area who own over 4,000 ha of irrigated horticultural land at Nericon and who bring in cheap Third World scab labour to gleam massive profits. They sell nationally and make millions exporting to Hong Kong using Chinese export agent Jousun.
So now there’s a national listeria outbreak, and all on Barney’s watch.
Listeria is a pathogenic bacteria, listeria monocytogenes, that causes the infection listeriosis, which starts with flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea and sometimes diarrhoea but the symptoms can take a few days or weeks to appear after eating contaminated produce. The infection is particularly dangerous to the elderly, pregnant women and people who have serious health conditions and weakened immune systems.
According to the NSW Food Authority, ten elderly residents, across three states, were diagnosed with listeria after consuming the fruit between January 17 and February 9. NSW Health’s communicable diseases director Dr Vicky Sheppeard last week said, “in higher risk groups (the very young, those pregnant, and those with weakened immune systems).
The begging Kiwi teeth would be best to avoid the cantaloupe sorbet when dining at Mal’s mansion in Point Piper.