The Pennsylvania departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection, and Health issued a warning Monday stating that spring water bottled at its facilities by Niagara between June 10 and June 18 in Hamburg, Berks County or Upper Macungie, Lehigh County should NOT be consumed.
After routine tests indicated the presence of e. coli bacteria, Niagara Water released the following statement:
“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.”
The company said it was only notified on June 10 by the spring source about the contamination but since then has stopped the use of the water source.
This affects 14 different bottled water brands, including:
Western Beef Blue
Definitely make sure you keep your eye out for these!
Water that’s been infected with e. coli can cause: diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, and other serious symptoms if consumed.
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