Nestle recalls bottled water

June 24, 2008 1:16:10 PM PDT
Nestle has issued a recall of one-gallon bottles of Pure Life drinking water.The bottles, possibly tainted with a diluted form of a food-grade cleaning compound, were found in Shop-Rite stores in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Fewer than 150 bottles are implicated, produced in a short timeframe on May 5, 2008 between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. The product date code is printed on the shoulder of one-gallon bottles. The code is:

First line..........050508126WF024
Second line.........Starts with the numbers "08"
For example: 0801BB05/2010

The compound, which results in a bitter or sour taste, could pose a potential health concern if ingested in large quantities over an extended period of time. It should not be consumed or used in preparing infant formulas or other foods or beverages. No illnesses have been reported.

To further assure consumers, Shop-Rite, as of Monday, June 23rd, has removed any remaining affected product from their stores and warehouses.

Consumers who possess this product or have questions should contact the company at a toll-free number 866-599-8980 available 24 hours a day. This same toll-free number is also printed on the front of all product labels for the one-gallon size.

Consumers can also visit the company Web site at Nestle-PureLife.US