Dr. Arlene King said in a news release samples of water taken from the company's products have been found to be heavily contaminated with bacteria. As a result, there is a potential health threat posed by these products.
In accordance with Ontario's Health Protection and Promotion Act, Blue Glass Water Co. Ltd was ordered to cease operations related to bottling, processing and distributing water on July 25, 2013.
To date, inspections by public health units have identified the products in food establishments in Hamilton and Niagara, as well as the continued presence of the product in food establishments in Toronto.
Although no illnesses have been reported to date, the Ministry is carefully investigating and monitoring the situation to ensure the public's safety.