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These Are the 14 Bottled Water Brands to Avoid Over Possible E. Coli Contamination

Now is probably a good time to stick to the good old fashioned tap water + Brita filter combo, as a California-based bottled water manufacturer has been forced to recall some of its products due to an E. coli scare.

Niagara Bottling LLC announced Monday that one of its spring water sources tested positive for E. coli bacteria, although there have been no reports of any illness or injury related to its products. The company said only water bottled from two Pennsylvania plants from June 10-18th, 2015 was affected, and that the operator at a contracted spring failed to report evidence of E. coli at the source. According to the Mayo Clinic, E. coli can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramping/pain/tenderness, as well as nausea and vomiting. Healthy adults typically recover from infections caused by E. coli within a week -- however, older people and kids are at a greater risk of developing a fatal form of kidney failure.

According to The Huffington Post, stores recalling the water bottles include beloved supermarket chain Wegmans, as well as ShopRite, 7-Eleven, and Acme.

These are the 14 bottled water brands being recalled:

Acadia Spring Water
Acme Spring Water
Big Y Spring Water
Best Yet Spring Water
7-11 Spring Water
Niagara Spring Water
Nature’s Place Spring Water
Pricerite Spring Water
Superchill Spring Water
Morning Fresh Spring Water
Shaws Spring Water
Shoprite Spring Water
Western Beef Blue Spring Water
Wegmans Spring Water

The company's site lists the recalled lots with codes and best-by dates, and recommends contacting the Consumer Affairs Department at (888) 943-4894 if you have any concerns. 

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