Second recall issued for bottled water due to above normal arsenic levels
Arsenic ‘above legal limit’ found in water from Aldi, Lidl, Dunnes Stores, Londis, Spar and other chains
A number of types of bottled water from Aldi, Lidl, Dunnes Stores, Londis and Spar chains have been recalled over higher than normal levels of arsenic.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) have issued a recall notice for: Aldi/ Comeragh (still and sparkling water), Applegreen (still), Broderick (still), Dunnes Stores (still and sparkling and flavoured), Itica (still), Lidl (still), Londis (still), Mace (still), Macari (still), Plane (still), San Marino (still) and Spar (still).
“Arsenic was detected above the legal limit in several branded still and sparkling bottled waters,” the FSAI said. “The implicated batches are being recalled from consumers. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches.”
Retailers have been requested to remove the implicated batches from sale and display a recall notice.
The FSAI said consumers are advised not to drink the implicated batches of water. “If you have consumed any of the affected batches and feel unwell, please contact your GP,” they added.
A full list with batch codes is available here.
In a statement Aldi said Celtic Pure had recalled some products “as a precautionary measure, due to the presence of arsenic above normal levels”.
“All of the affected product has been removed from sale at all Aldi Ireland stores.”
“Customers should be advised that they will continue to see Comeragh Spring Water for sale in some of our stores. This is because the product in these stores has come from a different Irish supplier and these products are unaffected.”
“We apologise for any inconvenience and thank customers for their co-operation.”
The supermarket said the bottles and multipacks of the Comeragh Spring Water range affected had batch numbers 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 177, 178,191,192, 199, 201, 202, 203, 204, 211, and 213.
It comes after a recall earlier this week of two types of water from Spar and Londis stores.