Possible E. coli contamination in cider from Uncle John’s Cider Mill

Posted at 1:40 PM, Oct 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-27 14:13:05-04

ST. JOHNS, Mich. —  Cider recently produced by Uncle John’s Cider Mill may be contaminated with E. coli, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The potential contamination affects roughly 1,200 gallons of ciders produced on October 17.  It was sold in various sized plastic jugs and served directly to customers at the mill between Oct. 18 and Oct. 21, according to a release.  It has a “sell by” date of Oct. 30.

Anyone who recently purchased cider at Uncle John’s is advised to get rid of it, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

According to a release, a sample from the cider mill recently tested positive for Shiga-toxin producing E. coli bacteria.   No illnesses have been reported.

Uncle John’s has stopped selling cider pending more test results, according to a release.

Anyone who has questions about this incident can contact the cider mill directly at