14 Brands of Bottled Water Recalled over Fears of E. Coli Contamination
Fourteen brands of bottled water are being recalled due to potential E. coli contamination.
On Monday, Niagara Bottling company issued a voluntary recall of spring water produced at two of its Pennsylvania plants due to concerns that one of its sources is contaminated with E. coli, a company statement said.
The company said it was notified by a spring source that the presence of E. coli had been detected, which means the water may have been contaminated by human or animal waste.
Most types of E. coli are harmless and exist naturally in human intestines, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, some strains cause diseases that can be deadly if ingested. Symptoms include diarrhea, cramps, nausea and headaches.
Niagara Bottling LLC said that there have been no signs of contamination of spring water delivered to its bottling facility, nor any reports of illness.
The recall only affects spring water produced in the company’s Hamburg and Allentown, Pennsylvania, facilities from June 10 through 18.
Bottled water brands affected by the recall include Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-Eleven, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, Shoprite, Western Beef Blue and Wegman’s.
Instructions on how to identify bottled water affected by the recall can be found here.