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Orchard recalls apple cider potentially carrying toxin

Peppin Heights orchard is urging consumers not to drink their brand of Honeycrisp Fresh Pressed Apple Cider if the expiration date reads Feb. 9.
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Peppin Heights orchard is urging consumers not to drink their brand of Honeycrisp Fresh Pressed Apple Cider if the expiration date reads Feb. 9.

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