If you or your family consume water from bottled water, you may want to check to see if your water has been recalled.
Niagara Bottling, a Pennsylvania company, issued a voluntary recall of certain bottled water products due to concerns that one of Niagara’s spring sources was contaminated with E. coli. On June 10, 2015, the company found E. coli in the water supply.
Niagara issued a statement on their website, saying:
Out of an abundance of caution and in the interests of maintaining the highest possible standards for product quality, Niagara is issuing a voluntary recall for all spring water products produced from its Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities during the June 10th - June 18th time frame.
The Pennsylvania departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection, and Health issued the warning that spring water bottled by Niagara Water between June 10 and June 18 at its facilities in Hamburg, Berks County or Upper Macungie, Lehigh County should not be consumed.
E. coli can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. Fortunately, no illnesses have been reported so far.
The recall affects multiple retailers and supermarkets throughout multiple states, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Retailers include, but are not limited to: Acme, 7-11, Shoprite and Wegman’s.
Niagara Bottling sells the water under various brands:
Below are the codes for the cases of water that were affected. Consumers should check their water to make sure the water is not affected.
In addition, many summer camps provide water bottles to the campers. Thus, it is important for parents to call the camps to make sure they are aware of the recall and that children are given another water source. Parents should not assume that camps are aware of the recall.