Niagara Bottling Recalls 14 Brands Of Water Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination
Niagara Bottling issued a recall of 14 water brands because of possible E. coli contamination. The brands include: 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.
A spring source the bottling company uses had tested positive for E. coli, which may have come from human or animal waste contaminating the spring. Niagara Bottling said “…the spring source did not notify us in a timely manner” of the contamination and the bottling company has said it has now stopped using the spring as a source of water.
The company urges people to boil their water before drinking it, or not to drink their water at all. E. coli can cause diarrhea, nausea, headaches, and other symptoms.
Niagara Bottling is recalling its spring water products produced at its Hamburg, Allentown, and Pennsylvania facilities, from June 10 to June 18, 2015. The affected spring water has codes that begin with the letter F (for Hamburg) or A (for Allentown), followed by a digit indicating the production line number.
The next two digits indicate the day (between 10 and 18), followed by the month (JUN), the year (15), and the time. An example of an affected bottle of spring water would have the following code: A612JUN15 2100.