What is being recalled?
According to the US Food and Drug Administration, Baugher Enterprise Inc., of Westminster, Maryland, is voluntarily recalling their apple cider. This recall was released on November 5, 2010.
What is the problem?
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been investigating seven E. Coli infections that seem to be linked to apple cider from Baugher’s Orchard and Farm . E. Coli (Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria) causes a serious infection. Healthy adults tend to recover within one week, but children and the elderly are at a risk of developing kidney failure if they become infected. Seven cases have been reported so far, and three people have been hospitalized.
No contamination has been found in the apple cider, but it seems to be the link between all seven infected people.
Which specific apple cider products are included in this recall?
The products that are being recalled include Baugher’s apple cider in one gallon and half gallon plastic jugs. It was sold in retail stores in Maryland and the Gettysburg area of Pennsylvania.
What do I do now?
Do not drink the apple cider! Find a way to dispose of it where it will not be consumed by people, children, pets, or wild animals. For your full refund, contact the store you purchased the apple cider from. To contact Baugher’s, call 410-848-5541. They are located at 1236 Baugher Road, Westminster, MD 21158.