A major water bottling company has announced a voluntary recall due to a possible E. coli contamination.
According to ABC News, Niagara Bottling found a “positive indication” of E. coli in one of its springs, which led to issuing the recall. No reports of illness due to E. coli from the water has been reported.
“As the spring source did not notify us in a timely manner [of the E. coli], we have discontinued the use of this source,” the company said.
The water was sold under the brand names Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-11, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaw’s, Shoprite, Western Beef Blue and Wegman’s. Niagara Bottling says the recall affects bottles produced in June in its Pennsylvania factories in Hamburg and Allentown.
To find out if your product is one affected by the recall, you’ll want to look for a code beginning with letters “F” or “A”, which stand for the Pennsylvania factories. This will be followed by one digit that represents the production line it came from, then the day, month and year, as well as the time it was bottled. An example of a code from a bottle that was created during the window of the recall would be F212JUN15 1000.
A person suffering from illness due to E. coli could experience nausea, headaches and diarrhea. The resulting illness can more strongly affect infants and the elderly, causing other severe health complications. Those who have bottles of water from the recall window can either discard the bottles or boil the water for one minute to kill off any bacteria.
To find out more about the recall, visit the Niagara Bottling website.