Possible E. Coli contamination is causing Niagara Bottling to issue a voluntary recall on products sold under several brands.
The recall concerns products which were produced in their Hamburg and Allentown facilities between June 10 and June 18 this year.
The affected brands include:
- Acadia Acme
- Big Y
- Best Yet
- Nature’s Place
- Morning Fresh
- Western Beef Blue
Niagara Bottling explains that one of their sources of spring water had a “positive indication” of E. Coli. Indicating positive for E. Coli means that the water may be contaminated with human waste or animal waste. The company is not impressed with their source. They announced:
“As the spring source did not notify us in a timely manner, we have discontinued the use of this source.”
Three separate brands selling water purchased from Niagara Bottling comment on the recall.
Shaws supermarket is recalling products from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont locations. To identify items being recalled look for products labelled with “Best By” dates between “08DEC2016” and “16DEC2016” (Dec. 8, 2016 – Dec. 16, 2016). Shaws suggests throwing away the products and will accept them back in stores, giving a full refund.
Niagara suggests boiling the water for one minute then letting it cool prior to drinking it if you cannot avoid drinking it altogether. Customers can recognize recalled products by looking for codes beginning with A or F and any dates between June 10 – June 18.
Wegmans is also voluntarily recalling products (some 16.9 ounce packs of water). Products can be recognized by their “Best By” dates between June 10 and June 18, 2016.
Having E. Coli present in your system can cause some pretty unpleasant symptoms including diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches…etc. Those particularly vulnerable are people with compromised immune systems (infants, elderly, children, pregnant women).
While there have not been any reported injuries or illnesses, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms and have been exposed to affected products, you should seek medical attention.