Bevovations, LLC, of Leominster, MA, is recalling certain apple cider products because of high levels of patulin.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), patulin is a mycotoxin produced by a variety of molds, particularly Aspergillus, Penicillium and Byssochlamys. Often found in rotting apples and apple products. The acute symptoms in humans include nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances and vomiting.

According to the details posted online by the FDA, the recall was initiated on June 23, 2023, and is ongoing.

The recalled products were distributed in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Recalled products:

  • 1/2 gallon CN Smith brand Apple Cider
  • 1/2 gallon and 16 oz. Wilson Farms brand Apple Cider
  • 1 gallon, 1/2 gallon, and 16 oz. Carlson Orchards brand Apple Cider – all packaged in HDPE bottles and shipped in corrugated closed boxes

Additional information:

  • 565 cases total. Wilson: 43 cases distributed (per ATT B). Carlsons: 510 cases distributed (per ATT B). CN Smith: 12 cases distributed (per ATT B)
  • Lot Code 171 Best By August 4, 2023

Anyone who purchased the recalled product should immediately dispose of it and not consume it.

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