Bottling Company Voluntarily Recalls 14 Brands of Water Due to Possible
Jun 22, 2015, 3:56 PM ET
Niagara Bottling is issuing a voluntary recall due
to concerns that one of its spring sources is
contaminated with E. coli.
A water bottling company is issuing a voluntary
recall due to a possible E. coli contamination
and urging people to boil their bottled water
first or avoid drinking it altogether.
Niagara Bottling said today that one of its spring
sources has a "positive indication" of E. coli,
which the company said indicates that the water
may be contaminated with human or animal wastes.
The company said it has not received any reports
of illness or injury.
"As the spring source did not notify us in a timely
manner, we have discontinued the use of this source,"
the company said.
Out of caution, the company said it is recalling
all its spring water products produced at its
facilities in Hamburg and Allentown, Pennsylvania,
from June 10, 3 a.m., to June 18, 8 p.m., 2015.
The products were sold under the following 14 brands:
Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-11, Niagara,
Nature’s Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning
Fresh, Shaw's, Shoprite, Western Beef Blue and
Niagara advised customers to boil the affected water
for one minute and let it cool before using.
The only affected products have codes that begin
with the letter F (for Hamburg) or A (for Allentown).
The first digit after the letter indicates the number
of the production line. The next two numbers indicate
the day, then the month in letters, the year, and
then the time, based on a 24-hour clock.
For example, the following code could be
recalled: A610JUN15 2000
E. coli microbes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea,
headaches, or other symptoms, the company said, and
may pose a greater risk for infants, young children,
some of the elderly and people with severely
compromised immune systems.
Shaw's supermarket, headquartered in Bridgewater,
Massachusetts, said specific bottled water products
sold at its locations in Maine, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont have been
recalled. The recalled products have "Best By"
dates of "08DEC2016" through "16DEC2016," or
Dec. 8, 2016, through Dec. 16, 2016. The company
said customers should discard these products or
return them for a full refund.
Wegmans Food Markets, based in Rochester, New
York, said it is voluntarily recalling certain
16.9-ounce packs of water with “Best By” dates
of June 10 through 18, 2016.