Forest Springs bottled water is being jointly recalled by the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) and Forest Springs Ltd, due to concerns about possible contamination of the 1.5 litre size bottle of that product.
In a statement today, the SLBS said that as a precaution the recall affects all Forest Springs Water which carries the best before date codes of 31927/04/18.
The bureau has advised customers not to consume the affected products bearing the codes.
“Forest Springs is cooperating fully with the SLBS in resolving all concerns relating to this matter,” the SLBS statement said.
It disclosed that the company has instructed all outlets which carry the brand to remove the affected batch of water from their shelves as of Friday April 21st 2017.
Distribution of new batches of the bottled water has ceased until full inspection and certification by the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards.
“A preliminary investigation suggests a mechanical failure as the cause of the possible contamination of the water. The company is working with the SLBS to determine the definitive cause of the problem,” the SLBS explained.
It said that following this, immediate action will be taken to prevent a recurrence.
“Once the SLBS’s assessment process is complete a full statement will be released to the public on the status of the company’s bottled water products,” the statement said.