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article imageNiagara bottled water recalled due to E. coli concerns

By Karen Graham     Jun 22, 2015 in Food
Possible E. coli contamination has been found in water bottled under the Niagara brand name. The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection (DEP), and Health are advising consumers not to drink the bottled water.
The DEP says the spring water bottled by Niagara between June 10 and June 18 at its facilities in Hamburg, Berks County or Upper Macungie, Lehigh County was possibly contaminated with E. coli.
Niagara Bottling, LLC purchased spring water from Far Away Springs-Auburn in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Numerous water samples tested by DEP tested positive for the presence of E. coli contamination.
In a statement, Niagara Bottling LLC said that out of an abundance of caution, the company was a "voluntary recall for all spring water products produced from its Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities during the June 10th – June 18th time frame."
Niagara said the spring source did not notify them "in a timely manner," and this prompted the recall. Apparently, Niagara received the contaminated water but did not treat it at a DEP-permitted treatment facility.
Niagara Bottling LLC says the company has stopped using the spring water source.
Following is a list of the affected brands:
* Acadia
• Best Yet
• Nature’s Place
• Shaws
• Acme
• 7-11
• Pricerite
• Shoprite
• Big Y
• Niagara
• Superchill
• Western Beef Blue
• Morning Fresh
• Wegman’s
How to check the codes on the affected products
The only affected products have codes that begin with the letter F (for Hamburg) or A (for Allentown).
The first digit after the letter indicates the number of the production line. The next two numbers indicate the day, then the month in letters, the year, and then the time, based on a 24-hour clock. (Note this Example: (A610JUN15 2000)
For more information, contact: Niagara Bottling, LLC Consumer Service at (877) 487-7873 or check out the company website.
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