For Immediate Release
June 26, 2015;4:00pm
DPHSS Release No. 2015-055
Niagara Bottling Spring Water Voluntary Recall
The Department of Public Health and Social Services, in coordination with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, would like to inform the public of a voluntary recall involving NIAGARA® BOTTLING, LLC. spring water products produced at two (2) Pennsylvania plants from June 10-18, 2015, for potential presence of E. coli bacteria at the spring source.
NIAGARA® BOTTLING confirmed that there have been no issues or E. coli contamination of any kind in their finished products or in the spring water delivered to the bottling facility. This recall does not include purified water or any spring water manufactured outside of Pennsylvania or outside of the June 10-18, 2015 timeframe.
The recalled items may have the potential to cause consumers to become ill when ingesting the contaminated product. E. coli is a bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. E. coli can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, and other symptoms. Ingestion of E. coli contaminated water may pose a special health risk to infants, young children, some elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems.
To date, the Division of Environmental Health has determined that no implicated products were sold or distributed on island. According to Niagara® Bottling’s website, the states impacted by the recall include Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.