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Neviot issues recall for some half-liter water bottles due to infection

Water bottling company says some products could be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria

Amy Spiro is a reporter and writer with The Times of Israel.

Neviot water bottles on display in stores on February 17, 2009. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Neviot water bottles on display in stores on February 17, 2009. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

The Neviot water company issued a recall on Sunday of two types of water bottles out of fear they could contain bacteria.

According to the company, a “technical fault” led to concerns that some half-liter water bottles could contain the Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria, which could potentially endanger those with weak immune systems.

The company said that the bottles in question are 500-milliliter regular bottles and “ToGo” bottles with a flip-cap lid, only.

The ToGo bottles affected include those with a 7290002331025 barcode that were produced on October 11-12, and have an expiration date of October 11-12, 2022. The regular 500-milliliter bottles in question are those with the barcode 7290002331018 that were bottled on October 12-14 and have an expiration date of October 12-14, 2022.

The Health Ministry said that the water company is working to collect the affected bottles out of an abundance of caution. Neviot stressed that other bottles from other dates and other sizes were not affected by the contamination.

The company said those in possession of the bottles in question should dispose of them and contact 1-800-224-041 to request a replacement.

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