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Bottled Water Recalled for E. coli

Posted June 24, 2015 - James R. Gregory, Trial Attorney

Shaw’s  Natural Spring Water sold in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont is being recalled for E.coli. There were no illnesses reported at the time of this recall, but customers who have purchased this water should not drink it as E. coli can cause serious, sometimes life-threatening, illness.

The contaminated water was bottled by Niagara Bottling and sold under the Shaw’s brand name at a number of retail stores, including Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-11, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, Shoprite, Western Beef Blue and Wegman’s. The recalled products have “Best By” dates of 08DEC2016 through 16DEC2016 (December 8, 2016 through December 16, 2016).

E. coli bacteria were found in the water supply on June 10, 2015, indicating that the water may be contaminated with human or animal waste.

Young children, pregnant women, seniors and those with compromised immunes systems are at highest risk for infections from E. coli. Symptoms of an infection include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms.