Jan 10, 2012
Advisory Issued for Honeycrisp apple cider

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has advised consumers to avoid drinking certain Pepin Heights Orchard Honeycrisp-brand apple cider because some of the cider distributed in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin could have elevated levels of patulin.

The affected product — Pepin Heights Orchard brand Honeycrisp 100 percent fresh-pressed apple cider — was sold in 64-ounce (half gallon) plastic jugs with a use-by date of Feb. 9. This particular cider should be discarded. No other batch of Honeycrisp cider or any other Pepin Heights Orchards products are included in the advisory.

For more information contact the company at 800-652-3779, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. Consumers seeking a refund should mail the label from the front of the affected cider to Pepin Heights Orchards, Attn: Cider Refund, 1753 South Highway 61, Lake City, MN 55041. Food Safety News

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