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

Issue Date 7 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