: News

Maryland Orchard Recalls Its Locally Sold Apple Cider

Play associated audio
Apple cider from Baugher's Orchard has been tied to three cases of E. coli infections.
http://www.flickr.com/people/stevensnodgrass/
Apple cider from Baugher's Orchard has been tied to three cases of E. coli infections.

Baugher's Orchard and Farm in Westminster, Md., has issued a voluntary recall for its unpasteurized apple cider. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says the product could be connected with a string of seven E. coli infections.

Three people have been hospitalized since last week.

Fran Phillips, the health department's deputy secretary for public health services, says she usually sees about 20 individual E. coli cases like this one every year, but a cluster of illness caused by one product is rare.

"It was very important that we take action right away to immediately go to the source to take samples of the cider and processing equipment to have all of that cider removed from sale," Phillips says.

Baugher's Orchard will not be allowed to produce the apple cider until the health department determines how the contamination occurred.

NPR

Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

Ben Zimmer, language columnist at The Wall Street Journal, explains the origin of the phrase "it's all Greek to me" — and shares a few variants from other languages.
NPR

Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
WAMU 88.5

Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

NPR

Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.