Artisanal juice warningThis article was originally published in Foodnews
THE US Food & Drug Association (FDA) is launching an autumn campaign to coincide with the fresh apple cider season, highlighting the risks that come with consuming unpasteurised juices and ciders, and the labelling requirement that must be met by producers of these drinks. Rob Selby writes : the FDA said that some grocery stores, health food stores, cider mills and farm markets sell unpasteurised products. It has reminded these producers that their product must carry the following warning: 'This product has not been pasteurized and therefore may contain harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness in children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems.' The FDA does not require warning labels for juice or cider that is freshly squeezed and sold by the glass, such as at apple orchards, farm markets, roadside stands, or in some restaurants or juice bars.