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U.S. Shoppers Beware: Fiji Water Issues Recall Over Contamination Concerns

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Fiji Water has initiated a recall in the United States due to exceeding the standard levels of manganese and bacteria. The bottled water brand, launched by Natural Waters of Viti Ltd. in Fiji in 1996, is currently exported to over 90 countries.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a class III recall order for Fiji Water 500ml 24-pack, which was sold on e-commerce platforms for a month starting in February. The manganese and three types of bacteria detected in these products exceed the drinking water quality standards. A class III recall applies to products that are not harmful to health, even if consumed. The exact names of the three types of bacteria have not been disclosed.

Currently, over 99% of the recalled products have been recovered. It has been two months since the manufacturer of Fiji Water became aware of the issue and reported it to the FDA in March. The company suspended the shipping of the products in question on that date and initiated the recall process for those already shipped.

Meanwhile, Fiji Water, a bottled water brand launched by Natural Waters in Fiji in 1996, is currently exported to over 90 countries. Last year, Fiji Water’s sales reached 4.3 million dollars.

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