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Bottled Water Recall: E. Coli Contamination At Spring Feared

By    |   Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 09:00 AM

A Pennsylvania bottler is recalling all of its water products from two plants because of concerns over E. coli contamination at a spring water source.

Niagara Bottling announced on Monday a voluntary recall of products made from June 10 through Thursday at its in-state plants in Allentown and Hamburg, according to Philly.com.

The potentially contaminated water was distributed under these brand names: 7-Eleven, Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, Morning Fresh, Niagara, Nature's Place, Pricerite, Shaw's, Shoprite, Superchill, Western Beef Blue and Wegman's, according to WRIC-TV.

The affected products have codes that start with the letter F or A, the first digit after the letter indicates the number of the production line. Niagara Bottling advised customers not to drink the water without boiling it first or using different bottled water.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection had recently indicated the presence of E. coli in routine testing of multiple water samples from Niagara Bottling's source, Far Away Springs-Auburn in Schuylkill County, noted Philly.com.

"Niagara Bottling performs extensive testing on both incoming spring water as well as finished products," said a company statement on Monday. "We have confirmed there have been no issues or E. coli contamination of any kind detected in our finished products or in the spring water that was delivered to our bottling facility.

"Despite this, once we were informed of the potential presence of E. coli at the spring source, we immediately shut down our operations, disinfected our bottling lines and initiated a voluntary recall in an abundance of caution and in the interests of consumer safety," said the company.

Niagara Bottling said there haven't been any reports of illnesses related to any of its water products so far.

Some E. coli (Escherichia coli) bacteria are pathogenic that can cause illness, either diarrhea or illness outside of the intestinal tract, reported the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. The types of E. coli that can cause diarrhea, noted the CDC, are often transmitted through contaminated water or food, or through contact with animals or persons.


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