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...This is an ACTUAL RECALL ALERTS ALERT...

Issued By: VITEMA Affected Jurisdictions: St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, Water Island Counties

Headline: Niagara Bottling Company Recalling its Spring Water Due to E. Coli Bacteria Contamination

The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs notifies the public of a voluntary recall by the Niagara Bottling Company of its spring water. Niagara is a bottled water brand that is sold at many establishments in the Virgin Islands. The company is recalling its spring water due to concerns over possible E. Coli bacteria contamination.

The recall does not affect the company’s purified water and is limited to its spring water products. The bacteria were found in the company water supply on June 15, 2015 according to a press release from the company. E. coli bacteria can make one sick and are a particular concern for people with a weakened immune system, according to company officials. The presence of the bacteria can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms.

The products were sold under the brand names: Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-Eleven, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, Shoprite, Western Beef Blude and Wegman’s. The affected products are those having code identifications that begin with the letter F and A that were manufactured between June 10th and June 18th of 2015. The label should also read: BEST BY 08DEC2016. Local consumers should be particularly concerned with the Niagara brand that is the brand predominantly sold in the Virgin Islands.

Do not to consume the spring water under any circumstances. For more information contact the manufacturer at 888-943-4894 or online at niagarawater.com. DLCA can be contacted at 340-714-3522 or 340-713-3522.

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Topic starter Posted : June 23, 2015 6:56 pm
TexasToVI
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That's not good.

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Posted : June 23, 2015 8:37 pm
vicanuck
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They sell the Niagara brand at Plaza East from time to time. I've bought it in the recent past but not had any issues. The company suggests that there have been no cases of e. coli reported but are taking precautions.

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Posted : June 23, 2015 10:26 pm
OldTart
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Just to put things in perspective, manufacturers recalled over 8000 products regulated by the FDA in 2013.

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Posted : June 23, 2015 10:53 pm
Spartygrad95
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Another example of "natural" things wanting to kill you. That's why I buy the purified stuff. Filter that stuff until the only flavor is wet.

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Posted : June 23, 2015 10:59 pm
Ronnie
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Someone wrote this on Facebook.
The Niagra plant that has the problem doesn't supply the Virgin Islands area. We get the Niagra bottles of water here thru the Groveland, Florida plant which is not affected by the recall.

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Posted : June 24, 2015 2:32 am
Alana33
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http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/06/23/recall-bottled-water

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Topic starter Posted : June 24, 2015 2:39 am
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"Americans buy some 29 billion water bottles a year, only one in six of those is recycled; it takes 17 million barrels of crude oil to package all that water."

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Topic starter Posted : June 24, 2015 11:47 am
speee1dy
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glad i do not buy bottled water.

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Posted : June 24, 2015 12:27 pm
Alana33
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Here's the latest from VI Daily News:
http://m.virginislandsdailynews.com/news/stores-recalled-water-not-sold-here-1.1902701

"Americans buy some 29 billion water bottles a year, only one in six of those is recycled; it takes 17 million barrels of crude oil to package all that water."

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Topic starter Posted : June 24, 2015 9:59 pm
OldTart
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This additional statistical information should really be in the "coconuts" forum as it's not particularly relevant to the USVI.

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Posted : June 24, 2015 10:04 pm
Alana33
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It's relevant enough to have the empty bottles littering roadsides, beaches and waters as well as impacting marine life. Plus its an interesting fact that many don't consider when purchasing bottled water considering there's NO recycling here to accommodate the waste they produce.

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Topic starter Posted : June 24, 2015 10:20 pm
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The VIPA was offering ice cold Niagara bottled water at the Gallows Bay Town Hall meeting last night.

I didn't hesitate for a moment and gladly took one. The bottle didn't have any codes printed on it but I drank it anyway.

I'm fine this morning!

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Posted : June 26, 2015 11:47 am
Alana33
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"I'm fine this morning!"

Good ting, meeson!;)

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Topic starter Posted : June 26, 2015 12:34 pm
vicanuck
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I was worried...believe me!

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Posted : June 26, 2015 8:08 pm
OldTart
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I was worried...believe me!

Rein in the complacency! According to the CDC, "The time between ingesting the STEC bacteria and feeling sick is called the “incubation period.” The incubation period is usually 3-4 days after the exposure, but may be as short as 1 day or as long as 10 days. The symptoms often begin slowly with mild belly pain or non-bloody diarrhea that worsens over several days. HUS, if it occurs, develops an average 7 days after the first symptoms, when the diarrhea is improving."

Just sayin'. 😀

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Posted : June 26, 2015 9:12 pm
Alana33
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Gee, vicanuck, there's still time.;)
Let us know how you're feeling in a few days.

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Topic starter Posted : June 26, 2015 10:29 pm
Alana33
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Putting Warning Labels on Bottled Water Might Not Be as Crazy as It Sounds

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/06/22/warning-labels-bottled-water-might-not-be-crazy-as-sounds

"It takes 3 times as much water to make a water bottle than to fill it."

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Topic starter Posted : June 28, 2015 12:02 pm
vicanuck
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All good so far! What a great weekend!

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Posted : June 29, 2015 11:23 am
Alana33
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Since the recall, I've been noticing how popular and prevalent this brand is here in the VI. Good ting the recall did not affect their water sold here but also amazed at how much energy it takes to produce bottled water after reading up on it and how much waste produced.

It's too bad that VIWMA has no desire to get their act together to recycle, anything. They're pathetic.

Glad all is well with you, vicanuck.

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Topic starter Posted : June 29, 2015 1:10 pm
vicanuck
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Thanks Alana33...

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Posted : June 29, 2015 3:10 pm
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