E-coli causing bacteria evokes recall of 7-Eleven and other bottled water brands.
A recall has been issued for all water bottled by Niagara Bottling, including the 7-Eleven brand, from June 10-18 2015.
On June 10, a strand of E-coli causing bacteria was discovered in one of Niagara Bottling’s spring water sources, reported Yahoo Health. After this discovery, the company decided to recall all products that were produced at two of it’s Pennsylvania facilities between the June 10- 18 2015.
According to a report by Yahoo Health, Niagara Bottling Co. has decided that it is better to be safe than sorry and to recall all products, rather than solely the ones that are believed to be infected. There has yet to be any reported illnesses nor any formal complaints, but the voluntary recall remains in place. Niagara Bottling produces water not only for 7-Eleven, but for a number of other brands as well. Although no illnesses have been reported, the contaminated water is a concern, especially for individuals with weakened immune systems.
This is not the first recall on food products this year, and with the FDA becoming more and more diligent when inspecting for food contaminants, it is likely that this will not be the last.