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 tim 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. The recalled products have “Best By” dates of 08DEC2016 through 16DEC2016 (December 8, 2016 through December 16, 2016).
The recalled water was sold in 12 packs, 24 packs and 36 packs. The 12-packs have the UPC 4567452217 and the individual 8 oz bottles have the UPC 4567452217. The 24-packs have the UPC 4567421415 and the individual bottles 16 oz bottles have the UPC 4567452952. The 36 packs have the UPC 4567453026 and the individual 16 oz bottles have the UPC 4567452952
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.