UPDATE: “Uncle John’s Cider Mill” resume cider sales after E. coli bacteria come back negative

UPDATE: The management at Uncle John’s Cider Mill has posted on their Facebook page that, after further testing, all of our cider produced between October 22 and yesterday October 27 has been lab tested, and all results for e.coli have come back negative. Cider Sales will resume today.

ST. JOHNS, Mich (WLNS) – A random sample collected from cider produced by Uncle John’s Cider Mill in St. Johns has tested positive for the Shiga-toxin producing E. coli bacteria.

According to information from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, no illnesses have been reported and Uncle John’s has stopped selling cider until more testing is completed.

If you purchased cider at Uncle John’s that was produced October 17 and sold between October 18 and 21 you are urged to not consume the product and to dispose of it immediately.

According to an email from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the affected cider was sold at the mill from the retail cooler and packaged in plastic jugs labeled with a sell-by date of Oct. 30, and served directly as cold cider, slushies and hot cider between October 18 and 21.

If you have purchased cider from Uncle John’s between October 18 and 21 and have questions you are asked to contact Uncle John’s Cider Mill at cider@ujcidermill.com.

Uncle John’s Cider Mill has been in business for 45 years and is located just north of Lansing on US-127.

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