With the recent news of a voluntary recall of bottled water, the Central Connecticut Health District is urging residents to take precautions against E. coli. 

Niagara Bottling has recalled its bottled water products after one of its spring sources was contaminated with E. coli.  E. coli can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches and other symptoms. To date, Niagara says it has not received any complaints of injury or illness.

The company urged customers to avoid drinking the water without boiling it first. The water should be boiled for one minute and then cooled. While it was not immediately clear how widely the products were distributed, several major supermarket chains with stores across the northeast issued releases saying they had carried the water.

The contaminated water was sold under the following brand names:  7-Eleven, Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, Morning Fresh, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Price Rite, Shaw’s, Shoprite, Superchill, Western Beef Blue and Wegman’s. 

Affected products have codes that start with the letter F or A. The first digit after the letter indicates the number of the production line. For more information about this recall and specific instructions on how to tell if your water is contaminated, please visit http://www.niagarawater.com/consumer-notice/.