Health officials say other Livesay products are safe for consumers

Friday, October 22nd 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

There is no evidence that other products
produced by Livesay Orchards in Porter pose a health threat, the Oklahoma State Department of Health said Friday.

Unpasteurized apple cider from the Wagoner County orchard has been linked to cases of E. coli gastroenteritis in the Tulsa area.

At least nine people have been diagnosed with the infection and several children remain hospitalized.

Public concern over the use of products other than Livesay unpasteurized apple cider is unwarranted, health officials said.

Purchasing produce and visiting the facility are not inherently dangerous, they added.

E. coli infection has been associated with unpasteurized products and under-cooked meats.