July 18, 2019

Peñafiel Unflavored Mineral Spring Water Recalled For Arsenic

Keurig Dr. Pepper is recalling Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water products that were imported from Mexico because of the present of violative levels of arsenic. Arsenic, when present in the diet at very high levels, well above those detected in recent samples of the product, is associated with many chronic illnesses, including cancer and developmental problems.

Arsenic is found in nature, including aquifers that are sources of mineral water. The levels in the water can vary over time. Keurig Dr. Pepper has installed enhanced filtration systems at its facilities that produce this product, and the water now being produced is within regulatory guidelines.

The recall does not state whether the arsenic is in the organic or inorganic form. Inorganic arsenic is generally more dangerous than the organic form.

Water quality tests of Peñafiel samples that were conducted by in independent laboratory on behalf of the company, found levels of arsenic in amounts that exceeded the FDA’s bottled water standards. Those standards for mineral water are set at 10 parts per billion (ppb).

All unflavored Peñafiel mineral spring water products, including the 600 ml and 1.5 liter size, of all dates codes, are included in this recall. The product is packaged in PET bottle formats. Peñafiel is a small brand in the United Stats. Quantities available in the marketplace are very limited. The company has started to withdraw the products from the market, and will work with retailers to remove the water.

No other Keurig Dr Pepper products are affected by this recall. If you purchased the above products, do not drink them. Throw them away or return them to the store where you purchased them for a full refund.

Peñafiel Unflavored Mineral Spring Water Recalled For Arsenic

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