So far, there have been no reports of illness due to drinking the bottled spring water, but out of caution they are recalling the product. The affected bottled water products were produced at factories in Hamburg and Allentown, Pennsylvania from June 10 to June 18, 2015.
Fourteen brands of water were affected by the recall. 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. Bottles of water that have been affected have codes that begin with the letter F (for Hamburg) or A (for Allentown) followed by a date range of June 10 to June 18, 2015 on the bottle.
If you purchased the recalled water, Niagara Bottling advises customers to boil the affected water for one minute then let it cool before drinking or do not drink the water all together and see your local store about a possible refund.
Niagara Bottling has decided not to use the spring source anymore because they did not notify the company in a timely manner concerning the E. coli issue.
E. coli can cause many symptoms such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea and headaches. If you drank the recalled water and are experiencing any of these symptoms, seek medical attention right away.
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