Niagara Bottling company, a major distributor of bottled water, is voluntarily recalling it’s product, after traces of the bacteria, E. coli, was identified within the water.
According to Niagara’s public notice, “Out of an abundance of caution and in the strict interest of public safety, Niagara Bottling, LLC is issuing a voluntary recall for all spring water products produced at both the Hamburg, PA and Allentown, PA facilities from the time frame of 3am (EDT) June 10th to 8pm (EDT) June 18, 2015.”
The list of bottled water products affected by this recall are: 7-11, Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, Shoprite, Western Beef Blude, and Wegmans.
Also in their official response, Niagara recommends boiling any purchased water that falls within the contamination guidelines, before consumption. Access to their full public notice can be found on their official website HERE.
E. coli is a strain of bacteria that, while most of the time is harmless, can cause intestinal disorders, including gastroenteritis, urinary tract infections, and, in some rare cases, bowel necrosis. Symptoms usually include nausea, diarrhea, cramps and headaches. Treatment with antibiotics is often used to combat this disease.