The Escherichia coli bacterium is one that affects the intestines and causes food poisoning. When affected by this virus, common symptoms are abdominal pain, vomiting, fatigue, fever, nausea amongst others.
It is a common scare that is responsible for food product recalls. One such incident is the current scare of the contaminated bottled water; at least 14 such brands of bottled water have been recalled to address the scare of the E. Coli bacteria.
Niagara Bottling has called off brands like Pricerite, Shaw’s, Shoprite, Acme, Morning Fresh, Nature’s Place, Wegman’s and a few others. The company is located in Pennsylvania and has facilities in Allentown and Hamburg.
The company is still investigating as to how the contagion occurred. However, they urge customers to boil their drinking water before consuming it; this way, the bacteria will be purged from the water and render it safe for drinking.
The company also said that the unfit water bottles that were not able to be recalled have product codes starting with the letter ‘F’ or ‘A’. The fault was discovered around the 10th of June but due to slow communication channels, the product recall took place around the 18th of June.
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