There has been a voluntary recall on water produced between 3am (EDT) June 10th to 8pm (EDT) June 18th, 2015. Niagara Bottling issued this voluntary recall due to serious concerns that one of its spring sources had tested positive for E. Coli. Although, there have been no reports made of consumers becoming sick after drinking the company’s products, everyone is still urged to avoid consuming products produced at the Hamburg, PA and Allentown, PA facilities during the time frame mentioned above.
There are many other brand names that the product is sold under; these include: Acadia, Acme, Big Y, 7-11, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, Western Beef Blue, Wegmans, Best Yet, Pricerite and Shoprite.
If you recently purchased any of these products and are unsure if they are affected, you can find out by looking at a code that is on each bottle. The code will include information on the place, date and time that the product was produced. According to Turks & Caicos Islands Ministry of Health, “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.” So, for example: A610JUN15 2000 means that the bottle was produced in Allentown line 6 and manufactured on June 10, 2015 at 8pm. If you have any of these products, please take them back to the place of purchase or contact the Environmental Health Department (338-2143/44) for tips on proper disposal.
E. Coli. or Escherichia coli is a bacteria found in the gut of humans and other warm blooded animals. Persons exposed to the bacterium may experience any one of the following symptoms: abdominal pain, Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, fever and fatigue. You are encouraged to seek medical attention if you are experiencing any of the symptoms.