Most people who get sick from E. coli recover within 5 to 7 days. Supportive care, such as making sure a person drinks plenty of liquids and gets rest are important for people with the illness. For severe cases, particularly in children, elderly people or those with underlying health problems, a health care provider should be consulted.
The El Dorado County Environmental Management Division, Public Health Division and California Department of Public Health are working closely with the management at High Hill Ranch to determine the source of the potential contamination. The High Hill Ranch Management has pulled the product from the shelves.
“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.”
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