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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Niagara recalls 14 brands of bottled spring water

The following brands were recalled
Acadia
Acme
Big Y
Best Yet
7-11
Niagara
Nature’s Place
Pricerite
Superchill
Morning Fresh
Shaws
Shoprite
Western Beef Blue
Wegman’s
This is Niagara’s Consumer Notice
UPDATED – Monday, June 22, 2015
Last week, we issued a voluntary recall of spring water produced at our two (2) Pennsylvania plants from June 10-18th, 2015 because the operator at one of our contracted springs failed to notify us that there was evidence of E. coli bacteria at the spring source.
Because there has been a great deal of misinformation reported and circulated over the last 24 hours, we felt it was necessary to issue this clarifying statement.
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.
This recall only relates to spring water produced in our 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.
If you have any additional concerns, please contact our Consumer Affairs Department at (888) 943-4894.
Out of an abundance of caution and in the interests of maintaining the highest possible standards for product quality, Niagara® is issuing a voluntary recall for Spring Water products produced from its Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities during the June 10th – June 18th time frame.
VERY IMPORTANT: No other dates of Niagara bottled water are affected by this recall.
Niagara was notified that the spring 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.
If you have questions about which products are affected, please contact us online or at (888) 943-4894.
Our voluntary recall only affect SPRING WATER (Not Purified Water) manufactured at our Hamburg, PA and Allentown, PA facilities between June 10 – June 18th.
The Best By codes on outer-wrap shrink-film or on the bottle for the affected cases would be in the range of:
F# BEST BY 08DEC2016 to F# BEST BY 16DEC2016
OR
A# BEST BY 08DEC2016 to    A# BEST BY 16DEC2016
F# indicates the Hamburg plant and line number
A# indicates the Allentown plant and line number

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