Baugher Enterprise, Inc. Recalls Apple Cider Because of Possible Health Risk
November 8, 2010 – Last week, Baugher Enterprise, Inc, of Westminster, Maryland announced that it will be recalling all production of Baugher’s Apple Cider because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). Baugher’s Apple Cider is sold in gallon and one-half gallon plastic jugs and is sold in Maryland and the Gettysburg area of Pennsylvania through retail stores.
Incidents / Injuries
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and local health departments are conducting an investigation of a cluster of seven E. coli O157 infections. There have been no deaths, although three of the seven cases have been hospitalized. A potential association exists with the consumption of unpasteurized Baugher’s Apple Cider.
What are the signs / symptoms of E. coli poisoning?
E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.
Do I have a Baugher’s Cider E. Coli Recall Lawsuit?
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Free Food Poisoning Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has become sickened with E. coli poisoning after consuming apple cider included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.