October 18, 2017

E. coli Illnesses Prompt Recall of Unpasteurized Apple Cider in Canada

raw-cider-e.coliRolling Acres Cider Mill is being recalled in Canada for E.coli contamination after illnesses were reported in association with consuming the product. ┬áConsumers who have purchased this unpasteurized cider should not drink it as they risk serious, life-threatening illness if they do.The recalled product was sold in 2L and 4L sizes and in unmarked plastic bags at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market in Waterloo, Ontario on October 11, 2014 and from the company’s own location in Waterloo, Ontario between October 10, 2014 and October 11, 2014.Symptoms of E. coli poisoning include diarrhea that can be bloody and abdominal cramps. Anyone who drank the cider an is experiencing these symptoms should see a doctor. In severe cases, people may experience, seizure, stroke, coma or develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and require a blood transfusion, kidney dialysis or transplant. Permanent kidney damage and death are possible.Children are at special risk for the most severe complications of E. coli infection. If your children drank the juice and is ill, see a doctor right away.

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