Apple cider from farm market recalled due to possible contamination


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    LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A local apple cider maker has recalled some of their products.

    Mountain Man Market of Cana has recalled their half gallon containers of apple cider. They recalled the product because it has the potential to be contaminated with shiga-toxin producing E. Coli.

    E. Coli can cause diarrhea that most healthy adults can recover from. But in children and the elderly, it can cause Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure.

    The apple cider was sold at Mountain Man Market on Fancy Gap Road on and before November 10.

    It was sold with a clear plastic half gallon container with a Mountain Man Apple Cider label on it.

    Their cider hasn't been pasteurized, which means it can contain harmful bacteria.

    The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services found the potential contamination after routine testing, and the Division of Consolidated Laboratories (DCLS) found shiga-toxin producing E. coli. in the cider.

    VDCAS and Mountain Man Market say they will continue investigating into how the apple cider got contaminated in the first place.

    But, apple cider production season has come to a close. Officials are concerned people may have the cider stored in their freezers.

    If you bought a half gallon of Mountain Man Apple Cider, you are urged to bring it back to their store for a full refund.

    You can call Mountain Man Market at 276-755-3871 with anymore questions.

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