Batches of Niagara Spring water have been recalled by the company due to concerns of E.coli contamination. The company Niagara Bottling, LLC voluntary recall of all spring water products produced at both the Hamburg, PA and Allentown, PA facilities took place earlier this month.
According to a release from the company, the recall was deemed necessary after one of Niagara’s spring source had a positive indication of E.coli. Niagara Bottling, LLC said that they have not received any complaints of injury or illness of any kind,
It was further explained that recall had to be done because the affected spring source did not alert the company in a timely manner. Use of the affected source have discontinued out of an abundance of caution and in the strict interest of public safety, the company stated.
“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 systems,” the release said.
The products were sold under brand names: Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-Eleven, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, Shoprite, Western Beef Blude and Wegmans.
In order to determine if bottled water is affected, customers are asked to check the code found on the bottle to ascertain the place, date and time the water was bottled.
The only affected products are those with codes that begin with the letter F (for Hamburg) and A (for Allentown) between June 10 at 3 a.m. (EDT) and June 18 8 p.m. (EDT). Example: A610JUN15 2000 (Allentown line 6, manufactured on June 10, 2015 at 8 p.m.).
“The bacteria can be eliminated by bringing the bottled water to a boil for at least one minute and letting it cool for one minute. Consumers can also discard the bottled water,” the company added.