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Recall of Bottled Water Suspected of Being Contaminated with Bacillus cereus in the U.S.

Issue Date

5 December 2007

Source of
Information

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Food Product

Flavoured bottled water

Name of Product


Metromint brand flavoured water (Peppermint, Spearmint, Orangemint and Lemonmint)

Name of
Manufacturer

Soma Beverage Co., LLC., of San Francisco , U.S.

Product
Description

Clear plastic 16.9-ounce bottles

Durability
Indication

"Best Before" date prior to 2008/12/21( Dec 21, 2008 ). The "Best Before" date is on the shoulder of the bottle.

Reason for
Recall

Product may be contaminated with Bacillus cereus.

Action Taken
by the
Centre
for Food Safety

The CFS contacted the US authorities for further information and has alerted the trade. The CFS is closely monitoring the situation.

Advice to
the Trade

Stop selling the affected product.

Advice to
Consumers

Stop consuming the affected product.

Further
Information

The FDA website

The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
7 December 2007

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