Durham Region’s Health Department is investigating a fourth case of E.coli 0157:H7 linked to the consumption of cider purchased at Tyrone Mills.
The health department is warning against consumption of apple or apple-pear cider from Tyrone Mills or Watson Farms, purchased within the last three weeks, since they may be contaminated with E. coli.
Watson Farms had apples pressed at Tyrone Mills and so might be contaminated as well.
The Ontario Health Department recommends using only juice and cider products with a label indicating products have been pasteurized.
Unpasteurized juices or cider should be boiled for at least one minute, and kept refridgerated.
E. coli infection symptoms can occur within two to 10 days of consuming contaminated products, and include stomach cramps, vomiting, fever and diarrhea.