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E.Coli Concerns Prompt Statewide Bottled Water Recall

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A company that supplies several New Jersey stores with bottled water has issued a recall because one of its source springs may be contaminated with E.coli.

New Jersey stores that sell the recalled products include including Wegmans, ShopRite, 7-Eleven, Acme and more, according to recall notices.

According to Niagara Bottling, the water was produced at the Hamburg and Allentown, Penn. facilities between 3 a.m. June 10 and 8 p.m. June 18.

According to the company’s notice, here’s the full list of brand names under which the water was sold:

  • Acadia
  • Acme
  • Big Y
  • Best Yet
  • 7-Eleven
  • Niagara
  • Nature’s Place
  • Pricerite
  • Superchill
  • Morning Fresh
  • Shaws
  • ShopRite
  • Western Beef Blue
  • Wegmans

To determine if your water is affected, look at the code on the bottle. Only codes that begin with the letters A or F are affected.

“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,” the notice said.

For example, A610JUN15 2000 means the water was produced at Allentown on line 6, and manufactured on June 10, 2015 at 8 p.m. Products made between 3 a.m. June 10 and 8 p.m. June 18 should not be consumed, the notice said.

Some 16.9 oz. bottles of Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Spring Water are being recalled “out of an abundance of caution,’’ Wegmans said on its website.

No illnesses have been reported and “this bottled water is treated with a continuous ozonation process, a proven kill step for E.coli,’’ the website said.

Additionally, only the following products are part of the recall:

  • Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water, 16.9 oz UPC 7789018860
  • Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water, 16.9 oz, 12-pack UPC 7789010085
  • Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water, 16.9 oz, 24-pack UPC 7789028768
  • Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water, 16.9 oz, 35-pack UPC 7789029365

No other sizes or code dates are affected by the recall issued by Niagara Bottling. All products may be returned for a full refund. For more information, call Wegmans Consumer Affairs at 1-855-934-3663, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“As the spring source did not notify us in a timely manner, we have discontinued the use of this source,’’ the notice from Niagara Bottling said.