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Apple Cider (fresh and unfiltered): is it safe?

silence9 | Oct 18, 200606:37 PM     14

I grew up drinking freshly pressed apple cider (non-alcoholic) during the autumn from roadside stands and orchards, to the best of my memory. Haven't had the good/real stuff in ages. But over the years, i seem to recall recurring blurbs in the news about people getting very ill from fresh and non-processed apple cider ( I suppose it eventually 'turns' or somehow becomes a bacterial frappe if it is not pasteurized or zapped during manufacture?). I really crave some good cider, and was wondering if there is still the need for caution to be exercised. And if so, is that only caution for small-batch roadside cider, or does the stuff in clear glass jugs sold in stores also require an awareness as to timeframes of drinkability. Can store-bought apple cider (the murky, authentic-looking stuff) go bad, just by getting old? Thanks in advance!

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