HAMBURG, Pa., June 25 (UPI) -- Three days after issuing a recall of 14 brands of water, Niagara Bottling says testing at its two Pennsylvania plants shows there has been no E. coli contamination in any of its products.
On Monday, the company said one of the spring sources it uses for bottled water had a "positive indication of E. coli."
The potentially contaminated water was sold under several brand names, including 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 company issued a statement Thursday "clarifying" the reason for its recall.
"Niagara Bottling performs extensive testing on both incoming spring water as well as finished products," the company said. " We have confirmed there have been no issues or E. coli contamination of any kind detected in our finished products or in the spring water that was delivered to our bottling facility.
"Once we were informed of the potential presence of E. coli at the spring source, we immediately shut down our operations, disinfected our bottling lines and initiated a voluntary recall in an abundance of caution and in the interests of consumer safety."
The company also said there have been no reports of sickness from anyone drinking its water.
Only products with codes that begin with F (for the Hamburg, Pa., facility) or A (for the Allentown, Pa., facility) are included in the recall. Product codes also indicate the date the water was bottled. The first number indicates the number of the production line, the next two numbers are the date, then the month in letters, the year and then the time based on a 24-hour clock. So, for example, A610JUN152000 means the water was bottled at the Allentown facility on production line 6 on June 10, 2015, at 8 p.m.
Anything bottled between 3 a.m. June 10 and 8 p.m. June 18 should not be consumed without first being boiled.
E. coli infection symptoms include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.