Unpasteurized Apple Cider or Juice and E. Coli Infection
Drinking unpasteurized apple cider has led to some cases of infection
E. coli bacteria. Apples used in making the cider most
likely became contaminated when they came in contact with cow manure on the
Generally, food poisoning causes some combination of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea that may or may not be bloody, sometimes with other symptoms.
After eating tainted food, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting, can start as early as one hour in the case of staph and as late as 10 days in the case of campylobacter. It may take even longer to develop symptoms from parasite infections such as Giardia. Symptoms can last from one day up to a couple of months or longer, depending on the type of...
Federal policies in the United States require
that unpasteurized juices include a warning on the label.
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Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
June 14, 2010
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June 14, 2010
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