Bottles of spring water recalledConcerns over possible bacterial contamination

04 July 2007

Bottles of an English spring water are being recalled due to a contamination scare, according to the food watchdog.

Hadham Water Ltd is pulling batches of its two litre bottles of still and carbonated water.

They may be contaminated by bacteria which could cause sickness and diarrhoea, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said.

The watchdog is advising shoppers who have the bottles at home not to drink the water.

Naturally Pure

Hadham Naturally Pure English Spring Water with best before dates of June 11 and June 28, 2008 are subject to the recall.

The potentially affected water is also sold at Sainsbury's stores as part of the supermarket's Basics range.

Sainsbury's pulled the two litre bottles of its still and carbonated Basics table water with the same best before dates on Monday.

The FSA is 'concerned that possible bacterial contamination could cause sickness and diarrhoea, the watchdog said in a statement.

There are no reported cases of any illness resulting from people drinking the water, the Health Protection Agency said.

Investigation

Hadham Water Ltd and East Herts District Council are investigating the incident.

David Collins, MD of Hertfordshire-based Hadham Water Ltd, said: 'Despite rigorous hygiene, cleaning and quality systems a potential microbiological contamination has occurred in Hadham two litre still and carbonated product.

He added: 'Our primary concern is our customers and thus we would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by this and assure them that the production will be back to the usual high standards as quickly as possible.

The Press Association, All Rights Reserved.