Statement in Relation to Current Bottled Water Recall
Friday, 25 October 2019
The FSAI states that a recall of a range of Celtic Pure bottled waters is being undertaken, due to some water products testing positive for the presence of a number of bacteria, namely Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli or Enterococci. Pseudomonas aeruginosa rarely causes illness in healthy individuals, however it poses a higher risk of complications if consumed by severely immunocompromised people such as those who have undergone transplants or chemotherapy. The presence of E. coli or Enterococci in water is considered an indicator that the water has been contaminated with faecal material however this does not mean it will make people sick. Consumers are advised not to drink the bottled water products implicated in this recall.
All affected products are being removed from sale by retailers. The HSE has served a Prohibition Order on Celtic Pure prohibiting it from placing any further implicated product on the market. The HSE has also served a Closure Order on Celtic Pure.
The FSAI states that this recall arises from its ongoing investigation in partnership with the HSE into the operations of Celtic Pure.
As this is an ongoing investigation by the FSAI and the HSE, no further comment can be provided at this time.
See food alert issued on 21st October: Recall of Certain Batches of Bottled Water Bottled by Celtic Pure due to Microbiological Contamination.
See food alert issued on 22nd October: Recall of Further Batches of Bottled Water Bottled by Celtic Pure due to Microbiological Contamination
See food alert issued on 23rd October: Recall of Additional Batch of Bottled Water Bottled by Celtic Pure due to Microbiological Contamination
25th October: Please find a consolidated list of all implicated bottled waters and batches subject to recall due to microbiological contamination.