The Food and Drug Administration Warns Of Hazardous Water Bottles

If you are someone who regularly buys water in bottles, you are definitely going to want to check the label.

That's because one of the most popular brands of bottled water could potentially harm you or your family.

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Recall Issued After Testing Finds Manganese And Bacteria

The FDA first issued this recall back on March 4, 2024, and it is now a recall across America that is still ongoing.

The product is being recalled due to a test revealing manganese in addition to three bacterial genera.

The CDC warns that being exposed to high levels of manganese can and will attack the nervous system, making the victim clumsy and slow.

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What Bottled Water Brand Has Been Recalled In Montana?

If you are a fan of the Fiji bottled water brand, then I've got some bad news for you.

Here is the exact recalled product:

Fiji Natural Artesian Water 500 mL (24 pack) Case

  • UPC Code: 6 32565 00004 3
  • Bottle UPC Code: 6 32565 00001 2
  • Product Quantity: 78,533 cases
  • Code Information: Nov. 11, 2023, Nov. 12, 2023, Nov. 13, 2023, Nov. 24, 2023, Nov. 25, 2023

If you have any of these products, the company says to just throw them away and DO NOT drink from them.

You can also return them to the place of purchase in Montana if you would like to receive a refund.

To read more details about this product recall, you can check out the information provided by the website Food Safety News here.

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