Is bottled water safer? ‘Heavy levels of bacteria’ in one Canadian product

The province’s chief medical officer of health is warning Ontarians not to consume bottled water manufactured by a Caledon-based company due to bacterial contamination.

Dr. Arlene King is also warning businesses not to serve the products.

Tests of water samples taken from Blue Glass Water Co. Ltd.’s products revealed heavy Caledon Clear Waterlevels of bacteria, according to the Ministry of Health.

King says there is a potential health threat posed by the products manufactured by the company also known as Caledon Clear Water Corporation.

According to the ministry, Blue Glass Water Co. Ltd. was ordered to stop its operations related to bottling, processing and distributing water on July 25.

However, public health units have identified the products in food establishments in Hamilton, Niagara and in Toronto.

The ministry is advising consumers and businesses to check labels on bottles for: “Bottled at source by Blue Glass Water Co. Ltd.“ or “Bottled at source by Caledon Clear Water Corp.”

No illnesses have been reported to date.