FDA: Be Careful of Unpasteurized Apple Cider This Fall

September 24, 2015

It’s PSL season again. For the uninitiated, this means that Starbucks is again selling its beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL), and you can barely look at Pinterest and food blogs without seeing recipes for various pumpkin-flavored treats. This time of year is also sometimes referred to as fall or autumn.

But apple cider also pops up in grocery and farmers markets in the fall, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to make sure consumers are being safe about drinking fresh-squeezed juices and cider.

Outbreaks of foodborne illness have recently been traced to unpasteurized cider and fruit and…