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
Pasteurization (heat treatment) of apple cider kills
Here are some tips to prevent food poisoning:
Always wash hands before preparing any food; wash utensils with hot soapy water after using them to prepare any meat or fish.
Don't thaw frozen meat at room temperature. Let meat thaw gradually in a refrigerator, or thaw it quickly in a microwave oven and cook immediately.
Avoid uncooked marinated food and raw meat, fish, or eggs; cook all such food thoroughly.
Check expiration dates on all foods.
In restaurants, return any undercooked...
Federal policies in the United States require
that unpasteurized juices include a warning on the label.
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dysentery-causing Escherichia coli. In RD Feigin et
al., eds., Feigin and Cherry's Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases,
6th ed., vol. 1, pp. 1525-1540. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
June 14, 2010
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June 14, 2010
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