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Recall of Bottled Water which might be Contaminated with E. coli in Ireland

Issue Date

16 July 2008

Source of Information

Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)

Food Product

Bottled Water

Name of Products and Sizes

Pure Spring Natural Still Water

In 500ml, 1-litre, 2-litre and 5-litre retail size bottles and 19-litre water-cooler bottles. 


Name of Manufacturer

Pure Spring, Lisnalong, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan. 


Durability Indication


Best Before date of “December 2008” and “December 2009” 
Reason for Recall

Presence of E. coli in the bottled water, which indicates faecal contamination of the supply water used for the product.


Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

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

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the affected products. 


Advice to Consumers

Stop drinking the affected products. 


Further Information

The FSAI website

The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
17th July 2008

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Last Revision Date : 17-07-2008