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Niagara issues recall for water due to possible E. Coli contamination

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  • 82d AMDS Public Health Flight
Niagara Bottling Co. issued a voluntary recall on bottled spring water due to possible contamination with E. coli.

The state Departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection and Health advised people to not consume water bottled from June 10 to 18 at facilities in Hamburg and Upper Macungie, Lehigh County.

According to a press release from the Department of Agriculture, Niagara bought the water from Far Away Springs, Auburn. Samples from Far Away Springs tested by DEP indicated the presence of E. coli. The bottling company received the water and did not treat it at a DEP-permitted treatment facility.

The presence of E. coli indicates the water may be contaminated with human or animal waste, according to the press release. Symptoms can include diarrhea, cramps, nausea and headaches. People with compromised immune systems, infants and the elderly are at an increased risk of experiencing symptoms if contaminated water is consumed.

Public Health confirmed that Sheppard AFB facilities DO NOT carry these products for sale and no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. For a full listing of lots affected in this recall, visit Niagara's website at:

Consumers or customers who have questions about the above recall may contact Niagara toll free at 877-487-7873. For any further questions please contact the 82d AMDS Public Health Flight at (940) 676-1874/3052.