High Hill Ranch Apple Juice E. Coli Outbreak News
On October 23, 2015, High Hill Ranch Unpasteurized Apple Juice was recalled after an October 11 sample of the apple juice tested positive for E. coli bacteria. Since then, 11 cases of E. coli infection have been connected to High Hill Ranch Apple Juice.
To see the details of the October 23 High Hill Ranch Apple Juice Recall select
High Hill Ranch Apple Juice Recall Information.
As of November 6, 2015, of the 11 sickened from E. coli, one person has been hospitalized and is expected to recover. All of those infected by the bacteria reported having either bought the raw apple juice and consumed it at home, or having drank a sample cup of juice offered at the ranch.
About E. coli
Escherichia coli or E. coli is a type of bacterium that lives in the intestines of healthy humans and animals. While many strains of E. coli are harmless, some strains are capable of producing a powerful toxin, known as Shiga toxin, and can cause severe, life-threatening illness.
To learn more about E. coli food poisoning outbreaks, visit E. coli Food Poisoning Outbreaks and Recall News.
Symptoms of E. Coli Food Poisoning
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) symptoms of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection include severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. The diarrhea may become bloody and can lead to dehydration. There is usually little or no fever. The infection (and its symptoms) will vary from individual to individual, ranging from a mild to a life-threatening illness.
For more information on E. Coli visit CDC E. coli Information.
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Statement Regarding High Hill Ranch Apple Juice E. Coli Outbreak
The owners of High Hill Ranch, Jerry and Michelle Visman, expressed their apologies in a statement released in mid-October. According to their statement, the E. Coli bacteria may have originated from a visitor to their ranch, rather than from some exposure to their apples. The Vismans explain: “We have always offered free samples at our juice-making facility, so that the people could try the juice before buying it. Unfortunately, hundreds of people touch the filler nozzle everyday to fill the sample cups. With so many people getting sick this time of the year this very well could have spread a virus to the sample jug.” Considering this possibility, High Hill Ranch will no longer be offering free apple juice samples.