Wegman chain store announced the recall of some bottled water from retailing, as they were found to be contaminated with E.coli.
The contamination does not extend to the whole batch of Wegman bottled waters, just to those 16.9 ounce bottles under the Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Spring Water label.
The first report of the recall featured on Bustle and targeted bottled water sold in New York State, Erie – Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. According to a Wegman Foods reports, these are the only three area where the bottled water now treated for E.coli. was shipped.
While no human contamination with the bacteria has been reported thus far, it is recommended that the 16.9 ounce bottles are sent back to Wegmans to avoid any health issues in the population. The water found to contain the E.coli. bacteria was bottled by Niagara Bottling.
“Niagara Bottling has recalled some date codes of multiple brands of bottled spring water products due to the possible presence of E.coli. No complaints of injury or illness have been associated with this recall at this time”,
states one report.
The affected bottled water features a best-before label containing the dates June 10 to June 18 2016. It was bottled by Niagara Bottling, LLC in Ontario, California. The specific UPCs for the products are:
- 16.9 ounce, UPC 7789018860
- 16.9 oz, 12-pack, UPC 7789010085
- 16.9 oz, 24-pack, UPC 7789028768
- 16.9 oz, 35-pack, UPC 7789029365.
Following the recall, the water is treated for E.coli through an ozonation process. Full refund is offered for the returned products.
E.coli is one of the deadliest bacteria that is found in food and drinks and can infect the human body. It often results in widespread outbreaks and may cause gastroenteritis, abdominal cramps and fever, as well as urinary tract infections, neonatal meningitis.
In the extreme, E.coli. infections is responsible for causing bowel necrosis and in some cases even death.
In a one period year, Wegman has reported two contaminations with different bacteria. In July 2014, some Wegman baked goods were found to carry Listeria as contaminated fruits had been used.
Check the above list of UPC and if you find you have consumed the water, check with your physician for further advice.
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