Rolling Acres Cider Mill is recalling unpasteurized apple cider from the marketplace due to possible E.coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products: Rolling Acres Pure apple cider “Unpasteurized” 2 liters and Rolling Acres Pure apple cider “Unpasteurized” 4 liters.

Rolling Acres Cider Mill Unpasteurized apple cider/CFIA
Rolling Acres Cider Mill Unpasteurized apple cider/CFIA

The above products have been sold by Rolling Acres Cider Mill at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market located 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.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reports there have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

The symptoms of  E. coli O157:H7 infections vary for each person but often include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. If there is fever, it usually is not very high (less than 101˚F/less than 38.5˚C). Most people get better within 5–7 days. Some infections are very mild, but others are severe or even life-threatening.

Around 5–10% of those who are diagnosed with E. coli O157:H7 infection develop a potentially life-threatening complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

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