Authored By: Ollie Lammers
According to Lexblog, The Keurig Dr. Pepper company announced a recall of its Peñafiel brand water. The mineral spring water is being recalled because an independent lab found “volatile levels of arsenic” in samples.
The recall includes all date codes of unflavored Peñafiel mineral spring water products, including 600-millimeter and 1.5-liter bottles are covered in the recall.
The Peñafiel bottled water is a small brand in the U.S. according to the company. The company has already begun to withdraw the product and has notified retailers of the recall.
The company released a statement saying: “Arsenic is found in nature, including in aquifers that are the source of mineral water and where levels can vary over time. Keurig Dr Pepper has recently installed enhanced filtration systems at its facilities that produce Peñafiel, and the product now being produced is well within regulatory guidelines.”
While arsenic occurs in nature it can be dangerous to humans and animals if consumed in high concentrations or over long periods of time.
Young children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems are more susceptible than healthy adults to serious problems when exposed to arsenic.
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