Consumer advisory for E. coli Contaminated Apple Cider

Posted on October 28, 2015 by


The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development issued a consumer advisory for Uncle John’s Old Fashioned Apple Cider produced by Uncle John’s Cider Mill l in St. Johns, MI, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Shiga-toxin producing E. coli bacteria. Consumers who have purchased this product at Uncle John’s Cider Mill are urged not to consume it and dispose of the product immediately.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

This advisory affects approximately 1,200 gallons of cider produced on October 17. The cider was sold at the cider mill from the retail cooler, packaged in various sized plastic jugs with a sell by date of October 30, 2015; or served directly to consumers by the cup as cold cider, frozen cider slushes and hot cider, from October 18 through October 21.

The E.coli symptoms vary by individual, but often include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. People experiencing E. coli symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.

Consumers with questions may contact Uncle John’s Cider Mill at

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