If you recently paid Uncle John's Cider Mill in St. Johns to grab some its old fashioned apple cider you'll want to pay attention. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development today issued a consumer advisory for the fall time drink produced there because of the potential of being contaminated with Shiga-toxin producing E. coli bacteria.
In other words, you should dispose of cider purchased from there immediately. A state food inspector collected a routine, random sample of the cider and found that it tested positive for the Shiga-toxin producing E. coli by the department’s Geagley Laboratory.
An estimated 1,200 gallons of cider produced on October 17 was affected, and was sold either in plastic jugs or individually by the cup at the mill between Oct. 18 and Oct. 21.