A bottled water company, responsible for 14 different brands, launched a voluntary recall on Monday after one of its spring water sources was found to have tested positive for E. coli.
“E. coli are bacteria, the presence of which indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal waste,” a representative from Niagara Bottling LLC said in a MyWegmansConnect statement. The germs in this trash can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They can pose a particular health risk to babies, young children, certain older people, and people with weakened immune systems.
The recall affected all spring water systems at the Niagra Hamburg and Allentown facilities in Pennsylvania. No injuries or illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall, but the MyWegmansConnect has ended its relationship with independent source Far Away Spring in Auburn, Pennsylvania, and continues to work with spring water from other sources. Fountains in its factories in Hamburg and Allentown.
Affected products have codes that start with the letter F (for Hamburg) or A (for Allentown). The first digit after this letter refers to the number of the production line. The following numbers and letters indicate the day, month, year, and end time of the product. You can find a list of batches with case codes and recommended dates here.
Niagara Bottling has finished testing the product and has found no contaminants or related problems. However, it is recommended to boil and cool the water for one minute to kill bacteria and other potential organisms in the water before drinking it or avoid it entirely if possible. They offer consumers a full refund for the products in question when they are returned.
The company asks you to contact them at (877) 487-7873 if you have any questions about the recall.