According to a report from ABC Action News, The Pennsylvania departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection, and Health issued a warning about possible E.coli contamination of spring water bottled by Niagara between June 10 and June 18 at its Berks County and Lehigh County facilities.
Apparently, Niagara purchased spring water from Far Away Springs-Auburn in Schuylkill County. Unfortunately, multiple tests results from Far Away Springs indicated the E. coli was present in the water.
The products were sold under the following brand names, which are sold in stores in both New Castle County and Cecil County:
- Big Y
- Morning Fresh
- Nature’s Place
- Western Beef Blue
On their website, Niagara issued a statement, saying:
Out of an abundance of caution and in the interests of maintaining the highest possible standards for product quality, Niagara is issuing a voluntary recall for all spring water products produced from its Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities during the June 10th – June 18th time frame.
Niagara was notified that the source was potentially compromised. There have been no reports of any illness or injury related to the above mentioned products to date and finished product testing detected no contaminants or issues of any kind. This voluntary withdrawal is being implemented in cooperation with State and Federal Agencies.
You can also download the Official Public Notice and Check Best by Dates documents from the Niagara website. These are MS Word documents the Niagara website is providing. If you do not have MS Word, here is how you check to see if your bottles of water were affected:
Check the bottom of your water bottle and look for a code that begins with a letter. All affected bottles will have a code that starts with either an “A” for the Allentown facility or “F” for the Hamburg facility. 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.
Example: A610JUN15 2000 (Allentown line 6, manufactured on June 10, 2015 at 8pm)
Products made between June 10, 2015 at 3 am (EDT) and June 18, 2015 at 8 pm (EDT) should not be consumed or used.
You can contact Niagara Water for more information:
Niagara Bottling, LLC Consumer Service