Here's what we know so far:
1. Which products are included? The products were sold under the following brand names: Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-11, Niagara, Nature's Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, Shoprite, Western Beef Blue and Wegman's. The recall involves spring water produced at two plants in Pennsylvania – Hamburg and Allentown – over the past two weeks. Look for water with codes that begin with the letter F for Hamburg or A for Allentown, as well as a processing date and time from 3 a.m. June 10 to 8 p.m. June 18. Click here to learn how to identify the affected products.
2. Has anyone gotten sick? "There have been no reports of any illness or injury related to the above mentioned products to date, and finished product testing detected no contaminants or issues of any kind," the company said in its consumer notice.
3. What illnesses can be caused by E. coli? The bacteria can cause diarrhea, cramping, nausea and vomiting, the Mayo Clinic reports. "Some infections are very mild, but others are severe or even life-threatening," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
4. What is the company doing to prevent future incidents? Niagara has decided to stop using spring source where the E. coli was detected because it "did not notify us in a timely manner."
5. What do I do if I have one of the affected products? The company says customers should either boil the water before use or simply not use it at all. For more information, call 877-487-7873 or 888-943-4894, or visit the company's website.
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