The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified cider producers that, beginn
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified cider producers that, beginning this year, all raw cider shipped interstate must carry a label warning that the cider is unpasteurized and may contain harmful bacteria. Most large and many small operators already pasteurize their cider. But others, such as Bob Sewall, president of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and owner of Sewall's Orchards in Washington, are refusing to do so, claiming it's not necessary and that it changes the product's taste. State epidemiologist Kathleen Gensheimer said labels might be overused, but consumers should have the information. According to the FDA, between 16,000 and 48,000 cases of foodborne illness annually, including E. coli bacteria, have been linked to juice products nationwide.
Cider, Food poisoning
Austin, Phyllis, "The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified cider producers that, beginn" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3370.