14 Bottled Water Brands Recalled for Escherichia Coli Contamination

It is always amazing to see the amount of money that people are spending on bottled water. Not only is bottled water expensive, it is also extremely wasteful. Think about how much plastic could be saved if everyone purchased a filter for their home and reused their own water bottles instead of purchasing new bottles of water each week.

One of the other issues with bottled water is its safety. While many people think that by purchasing bottled water they are drinking water that is purer than what comes out of their tap, this may actually not be the case. This can be seen by the recent news of 14 different brands of bottled water being recalled because of E.Coli contamination.


Voluntary Recall

Niagara bottling company has issued a voluntary recall of several of their brands of bottled water. The reason for the recall is that one of the sources for the water was contaminated with E.Coli.

The recall is for all of the spring water products that were produced at the Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities from June 10th through June 18th, 2015. There have not been any illnesses reported so far.

The brands of water that were bottled at that particular facility include:

  • Big Y
  • Acme
  • Acadia
  • Niagara
  • 7-11
  • Best Yet
  • Price rite
  • Nature’s Place
  • Morning Fresh
  • Super Chill
  • Shoprite
  • Western Beef Blue
  • Shaws
  • Wegman’s

What is E.Coli?

There are several types of E. coli that exist in the human gut naturally. Many of these have beneficial functions. While most strains of the bacteria do not cause any human threat, there is one type that can cause food poisoning and even be life threatening. This strand is 0157:H7. This particular strand produces Shiga toxin, which can be potent as it can cause damage to the small intestine.

Some of the signs of E. Coli may appear within three to four days after being exposed. The symptoms include abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, and fatigue.

Many people who are infected with E. Coli will not experience any symptoms. However, these individuals can still spread the infection to others without knowing it.

As you can see, some of the top brands of water have been recalled for potential E. Coli contamination and this bacteria can make you quite sick.Wegman’s was named as the number one grocery store in the United States by consumer reports recently and even their water is not safe.

The next time you go to purchase bottled water, think twice as there could possibly be some type of contaminate in it that could make you very sick. The best option is to spend the money on a good water filter for your home so that you will have fresh, clean water available to you at all times. This is a quality investment that is not only good for your pocket book, but better for the earth as well.