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Jun 22nd, 2015


ACME Markets Natural Spring Water Included in Niagara Bottling’s Voluntary Recall Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

Malvern, Pa. – June 20, 2015 — ACME Markets announced today that Niagara Bottling is issuing a voluntary recall of certain bottled water products, including Natural Spring Water sold under the ACME brand name, due to concerns that one of Niagara’s spring source is contaminated with E. coli.

E. coli bacteria were found in the water supply on June 10, 2015. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall affects multiple retailers in the region and was issued out of an abundance of caution.

People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk if contaminated water is consumed. People with specific health concerns should consult their physician if they have questions.

Presence of E. coli bacteria indicate that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms.

The following bottled water products sold at ACME Markets in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have been recalled.
The recalled products have Best By dates of 08DEC2016 through 16DEC2016 (December 8, 2016 through December 16, 2016).

Product Name Size UPC Number
ACME Natural Spring Water 24 Pack

16.9oz Bottles

ACME Natural Spring Water Individual 16.9oz. Bottles 7509091447


Consumers who purchased these products should discard them or return them for a full refund.  These products have been removed from sale.

For more information, please call Niagara Bottling, LLC Consumer Service, (877) 487-7873.


About ACME Markets

ACME Markets Inc. began in 1891 when two friends, Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford, opened a small neighborhood grocery store in South Philadelphia, emphasizing quality products, low prices, and friendly service. Over 124 years later, ACME remains dedicated to providing a high-quality grocery experience that our customers have come to expect.  Today, ACME operates 107 stores, including Sav-On Pharmacies at select locations, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, employing more than 11,000 associates. The company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve.  For more information, visit



Media inquiries:
Danielle D’Elia
Communications and Government Relations Manager


9 Responses to Bottled Water Recall

  1. Michele Santoro 23/06/2015 at 1:28 pm

    I purchased a case of Acme Natural Spring Water with the UPC code of 7509085226 with best buy dates of 28 Sept 2016. Is this case part of the recall of the waters bottled for Acme by Niagara Co?
    Thank you.

    • Customer Care 23/06/2015 at 9:00 pm

      Hi Michele. We would suggest returning the water to the store you purchased it from for further resolution. Have a wonderful evening. ~Faith

  2. Stefanie 24/06/2015 at 10:12 am

    If I purchased the Acme brand water in Ohio (on 6/13/15), should I be concerned?

  3. Cathy Maxwell 30/06/2015 at 8:34 am

    The only Acme bottled water I have is the “purified drinking water” so may assume that is not affected by this recall? Thanks. Cathy

    • Customer Care 30/06/2015 at 11:53 am

      Hi Cathy, if the UPC code on the pack matches 7509085226 or 7509091447 the water is recalled. Any further questions may be directed to Niagara Bottling, LLC Consumer Service at (877) 487-7873. ~Shasta

  4. Tom 31/07/2015 at 4:34 pm

    I purchased 24 pack ACME spring water 7509085226 with an exp. date of 27DEC2016. Should I return it?

    • Customer Care 01/08/2015 at 7:21 am

      Hi, Tom. The case that you have falls outside the listed expiration dates of the recall, however, the store will be more than happy to help you if you are not comfortable with the product. -Victor

  5. alice cooper 26/06/2016 at 8:22 am

    looking for poland spring water 8oz with the flip top. this is just the correct amount that children use for lunches and camp and their is no waste, with the flip top they can easily use without spilling or needing any straw

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