Company recalling water on E. coli concerns

Niagara Bottling is issuing a voluntary recall due to concerns that one of its spring sources is contaminated with E. coli. The recall affects a number of products with different names.

Niagara Bottling is issuing a voluntary recall for all spring water products produced at both the Hamburg, Penn. and Allentown, Penn. facilities from the time frame of 3 a.m. on June 10, to 8 p.m. June 18.

The company is advising consumers to boil water for at least a minute before consuming.

Sold under these labels

The products were sold under the following brand names: Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-11, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Price Rite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, ShopRite, Western Beef Blue and Wegmens.

To determine if your product is affected, reference 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 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.

About E. coli

E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly and people with severely compromised immune system

The company said it will no longer use the supplier.

“We have not received any complaints of injury or illness of any kind,” the company said in a press release. “As the spring source did not notify us in a timely manner, we have discontinued the use of this source.”

For more information, contact Niagara at 877-487-7873.

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