Bottled Water Recall: E. Coli Contamination
After one of its spring sources was contaminated with Escherichia-Coli, or E. coli, Niagara Bottling Company is now recalling many of its bottled water products. Niagara Bottling Company is urging customers to boil water before drinking it after it was found that E. coli had contaminated one of its springs. Many grocery chains admitted to carrying the products on their supermarket shelves.
The company has stated that they found out about the contamination on June 10, 2015, but because the source didn't notify them, they are not using that source any longer.
E. coli can cause many symptoms to include, but not limited to: headaches, cramps and diarrhea. According to the company, they have received no complaints from consumers.
The following name brands is what the water was sold under, according to Niagara Bottling Company.
- Western Beef Blue
- Big Y
- Best Yet
- Nature's Place
Several supermarkets did send out press releases advising of the recall. Most all products were produced at the Allentown and Hamburg, PA locations from 3 a.m. June 10 to 8 pm. June 18. Most of the state affected range from the state of Maine, all the way to Virginia.
For a list of total product recall, see their website here: Niagara Bottling Co.