Some water bottled in June by Niagara may contain E. coli

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Three state agencies are warning about contaminated water bottled by Niagara.

The Departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection, and Health said people should not drink water bottled between June 10 and June 18 at Niagara’s facilities in Hamburg and Allentown.

The agencies say Niagara bought spring water from Far Away Springs-Auburn in Schuylkill County and samples from routine DEP testing showed the presence of E. coli

DEP says the company did not treat the water at a DEP-permitted treatment facility so it cannot speak to the quality of the water between June 10 and June 18.

The products were sold under the brand names Acadia (Giant Food Stores), Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-11, Niagara, Nature’s Place, PriceRite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, ShopRite, Western Beef Blue, and Wegman’s.

The affected products have codes that begin with the letter A or F (for Hamburg), followed by the production line, date and production time. For example, a bottle with a code of A610JUN15 2000 was produced in Allentown line 6 on June 10, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Products made between June 10 at 3 a.m. and June 18 at 8 p.m. should not be used.

E. coli can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk if contaminated water is consumed.

The company says it has not received any complaints of injury or illness.

Anyone who bought the water can call Niagara at 877-487-7873 for more information.

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