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By Karen Lucas, KnoxPages.com reporter



MOUNT VERNON - Niagara Bottling Company has issued a voluntary recall of spring water produced at two Pennsylvania plants for possible E. Coli contamination. There was evidence of the bacteria at the spring source, though none found in bottles so far. These bacteria can make you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems. The water has been sold in the state of Ohio. On June 22, the company issued this update:

“Niagara Bottling performs extensive testing on both incoming spring water as well as finished products. We have confirmed there have been no issues or E. coli contamination of any kind detected in our finished products or in the spring water that was delivered to our bottling facility. Even if it had been present in the incoming spring water, we utilize quality systems and disinfection technology that would ensure that our product is free from contamination. Despite this, once we were informed of the potential presence of E. coli at the spring source, we immediately shut down our operations, disinfected our bottling lines and initiated a voluntary recall in an abundance of caution and in the interests of consumer safety. If you have any additional concerns, please contact our Consumer Affairs Department at (888) 943-4894.”

This recall only relates to spring water produced in the Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities from June 10-18th, 2015. It does not relate to any purified water or any spring water produced outside of Pennsylvania or outside the June 10-18th, 2015 timeframe. To determine whether your product is part of this recall, please check out bottle numbers below. If you don’t see your product on the list, it was completely unaffected by the recall and is completely safe to drink.

The products were sold under the following brand names:

Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-11, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, Shoprite, Western Beef Blue, and Wegman’s .

Please check the following information on the code, which can be found on the bottle. The code will indicate the place, date and time that the product was produced. The only affected products have codes that begin with the letter F (for Hamburg) or A (for Allentown). 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 a 3 am (EDT) and June 18 at 8 pm (EDT) should not be used.

Hamburg - Case Codes:
F2 BEST BY 13DEC2016
F2 BEST BY 13DEC2016
F2 BEST BY 15DEC2016
F2 BEST BY 16DEC2016
F2 BEST BY 16DEC2016

Allentown - Case Codes:

A3 BEST BY 09JUN2016

A3 BEST BY 10JUN2016

A1 BEST BY 13JUN2016

A3 BEST BY 15JUN2016

A3 BEST BY 16JUN2016

A4 BEST BY 16JUN2016

A1 BEST BY 12DEC2016

A2 BEST BY 12DEC2016

A3 BEST BY 12DEC2016

A4 BEST BY 12DEC2016

A6 BEST BY 12DEC2016

A7 BEST BY 12DEC2016

A8 BEST BY 12DEC2016

A1 BEST BY 08DEC2016

A2 BEST BY 08DEC2016

A3 BEST BY 08DEC2016

A4 BEST BY 08DEC2016

A6 BEST BY 08DEC2016

A7 BEST BY 08DEC2016

A8 BEST BY 08DEC2016

A1 BEST BY 13DEC2016

A2 BEST BY 13DEC2016

A3 BEST BY 13DEC2016

A4 BEST BY 13DEC2016

A6 BEST BY 13DEC2016

A7 BEST BY 13DEC2016

A8 BEST BY 13DEC2016

A1 BEST BY 09DEC2016

A2 BEST BY 09DEC2016

A3 BEST BY 09DEC2016

A4 BEST BY 09DEC2016

A6 BEST BY 09DEC2016

A7 BEST BY 09DEC2016

A8 BEST BY 09DEC2016

A1 BEST BY 14DEC2016

A2 BEST BY 14DEC2016

A3 BEST BY 14DEC2016

A4 BEST BY 14DEC2016

A6 BEST BY 14DEC2016

A7 BEST BY 14DEC2016

A8 BEST BY 14DEC2016

A1 BEST BY 10DEC2016

A2 BEST BY 10DEC2016

A3 BEST BY 10DEC2016

A4 BEST BY 10DEC2016

A6 BEST BY 10DEC2016

A7 BEST BY 10DEC2016

A8 BEST BY 10DEC2016

A1 BEST BY 15DEC2016

A2 BEST BY 15DEC2016

A3 BEST BY 15DEC2016

A4 BEST BY 15DEC2016

A6 BEST BY 15DEC2016

A7 BEST BY 15DEC2016

A8 BEST BY 15DEC2016

A1 BEST BY 11DEC2016

A2 BEST BY 11DEC2016

A3 BEST BY 11DEC2016

A4 BEST BY 11DEC2016

A6 BEST BY 11DEC2016

A7 BEST BY 11DEC2016

A8 BEST BY 11DEC2016

A1 BEST BY 16DEC2016

A2 BEST BY 16DEC2016

A3 BEST BY 16DEC2016

A4 BEST BY 16DEC2016

A6 BEST BY 16DEC2016

A7 BEST BY 16DEC2016

A8 BEST BY 16DEC2016

 Niagara Bottling, LLC Consumer Service, (877) 487-7873

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