Bottled Water Company Issues Recall Over Possible E. Coli Contamination

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Article courtesy of Maya Rhodan | June 23, 2015 | Time | Shared as educational material

A bottled water company has issued a voluntary recall over fears of E. coli contamination.

After traces of E. coli bacteria were found at one of the spring sources for Niagara Bottling LLC, the company has issued a voluntary recall for all 14 of its spring water products that are bottled at two plants in Pennsylvania.

The bottled water potentially at risk for contamination was produced between June 10 and June 18; customers are being urged not to consume those bottles. If consumers must drink the water, it should be boiled first.

E. coli bacteria are typically found in animal and human waste and can cause diarrhea, cramps and nausea. E. coli can be particularly dangerous for the very young, very old, and those with weak immune systems.

According to Niagara, the potentially affected products would have reference codes starting with either “F” or “A” and would have a date between June 10 and 18.

The products under voluntary recall are listed below:

  • Acadia
  • Acme
  • Big Y
  • Best Yet
  • 7-11
  • Niagara
  • Nature’s Place
  • Pricerite
  • Superchill
  • Morning Fresh
  • Shaws
  • Shoprite
  • Western Beef Blue
  • Wegman’s

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