Water Recalled Over Contamination Concerns

Stocks of bottled water have been removed from shop shelves after tests raised concerns about possible human or animal waste contamination.

According to reports, scientists discovered bacteria likely to be the result of faecal contamination in water supplied by Shannon Minerals.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) soon ordered the supermarket chains to withdraw the products from sale including Superquinn, Lidl and Aldi.

A spokesman from the FSAI said: "Operations at the plant have been suspended until the cause (of the contamination) is identified and appropriate remedial action taken."

Some of the water was sold before the withdrawal was ordered, but the FSAI says there is no risk to public health.

The products involved where two-litre Carrick Glen spring water sold by Lidl, six packs of 750ml Comeragh Springs spring water sold by Aldi, six packs of 500ml Coolwater spring water sold by Superquinn and two-litre Superquinn still water.


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