- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that they were removing a batch of water bottles from the market as it had been linked to cases of acute non-viral hepatitis
- The water is sold in different presentations: five-gallon containers, 1.5-liter, one-liter, 500-milliliter, one-gallon and four-ounce bottles.
- The water bottles were distributed in retail stores across the country and even through Amazon.com.
Bottled water is being recalled from the market, as it is presumed to have caused cases of hepatitis. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that they were removing a batch of water bottles from the shelves for having been linked to cases of acute non-viral hepatitis.
In November 2020, at least five cases of acute non-viral hepatitis were reported in the area of Las Vegas, Nevada, and an investigation revealed its relationship with bottled alkaline water, according to an official statement by the agency.
Bottled water recalled, presumed to have caused hepatitis cases
What brand are the bottled waters that you are recalling? It’s about brand water Real water from Real Water, Inc. of Mesa, AZ and Henderson, NV, who have issued a voluntary recall of all sizes of drinking water they manufacture.
The water is sold in different presentations: five-gallon containers, 1.5-liter, one-liter, 500-milliliter, one-gallon bottles and the four-ounce concentrate. For now, the FDA will withdraw all submissions from the market.
Where were the bottled waters distributed?
According to the FDA, the water bottles were distributed “throughout the United States by UNFI and KEHE to the natural channel of stores, as well as through direct distribution to various retail stores on a regional basis in the greater Las Vegas, NV area. , Northern Arizona, Southern California, Tennessee, Georgia, Chicago, New York, Mississippi and New Mexico. ”
“Real Water is also sold on Amazon.com. In addition, 5 gallon bottles were distributed for home and office delivery by direct delivery to homes and offices in the Las Vegas, NV metropolitan area, the central California coastal region (north of Los Angeles, CA and south of Santa Barbara , CA), and Phoenix, AZ. Also included in the recall are the 4 oz bottles of Real Water Concentrate, which are sold on the company’s website, ”they added.
Cases of hepatitis and alert the community
Another of the brand’s presentations are the ready-to-drink bottles that are sold in retail stores. “They have a blue rectangular bottle with ‘Real Alkaline Water’ printed on the label. The 5-gallon bottles for home and office delivery are blue with white labels, ”the authorities specified.
Acute hepatitis cases occurred in Nevada and all affected people were hospitalized. The FDA reported that a total of two adults and three children were sickened. Although the case has affected only one state, the FDA alerts the community to avoid the consumption of these bottled waters.
“Symptoms of all types of hepatitis, including non-viral hepatitis, are similar and can include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay or gray stools, pain in the joints, yellow eyes, and jaundice. Those who experience these symptoms should contact their doctor, ”the agency recalled.
The bottled water recall originated after the Southern Nevada Health District detected the cases and opened an investigation that led to the delivery of 5 gallons of Real Water brand water to the home and office.
Withdrawal of water from the market
The FDA indicated that they had already informed distributors of the situation. “Distributors have been notified of the recall and instructed to immediately remove the products from all store shelves, distribution and other inventory to ensure that they are no longer available for sale or consumption.”
On the customers to whom the water was directly dispatched, they also made the corresponding notification. “Home and office delivery customers have also received instructions on how to pick up the products.”
Withdrawal of water from the market
In any case, the FDA publishes the information so that consumers who have purchased these products discard them immediately and do not drink them. You can contact Real Water directly if you have the product in your possession. “Real Water 5 gallon office and home delivery service customers should contact Real Water at the number or email below to pick up any remaining product,” they explained.
“Consumers who have purchased ready-to-drink bottles of Real Water can return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions or for a refund can contact the company at 1-702-310-5437 Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm Pacific Time or by email at [email protected], ”they concluded. Bottled water recalled, presumed to have caused hepatitis cases.
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