June 22 2015

Major Water Bottle Recall Due to E. coli Fears

By: Rich Hosford

A major bottled water company is voluntarily recalling a number of brands sold in various stores due to a fear of a possible E. coli contamination. 


Niagara Bottling announced it is issuing a voluntary recall of a number of its store brands of bottled water in a release issued on Monday. It stated that E. coli. was found in one of its water supplies on June 10. 


E. coli. can make people sick, especially those with weakened immune systems, with symptoms including nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Niagara Bottling stated it has not received any complaints of customers becoming ill from drinking its water. 


While the company did not say how widely the recalled bottled had been distributed, some of the brands included in the recall are sold in Burlington stores. They include Wegmans, Shaws and its base Niagara brand. 


Other brands included in the recall are: Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-11, Nature’s Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shoprite and Western Beef Blue. 


The company said not all of the bottle water brands listed above are part of the recall. 


“To determine if your product is affected, please reference the following information on the code, which can be found on the bottle. The code will indicate the place, date and time that the product was produced,” the recall release states. “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


Example: A610JUN15 2000 


(Allentown line 6, manufactured on June 10, 2015 at 8pm)


“Products made between June 10 at 3 a.m. (EDT) and June 18 at 8 p.m. (EDT) should not be used,” the release states. 


For a complete list of all the codes of affected products click this link

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