Bottled water found to have violative arsenic levels
Keurig Dr Pepper has issued a voluntary removal Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water products, imported from Mexico, as a result of the discovery of violative levels of arsenic.
All unflavored Peñafiel mineral spring water products, including 600mL and 1.5L of all date codes, are included in the withdrawal. The product is packaged in PET bottle formats.
Those who have purchased these products can return them to their retailer for a full refund.
A press release from the company said, "Arsenic when present in the diet at very high levels, well above those detected in recent samples of Peñafiel, is associated with numerous chronic diseases. Water quality tests of Peñafiel samples conducted by an independent laboratory on behalf of Keurig Dr Pepper detected arsenic at levels that exceeded the FDA's bottled water standards for mineral water of 10 ppb."
The Company said it has notified retailers that and will work with them to continue to remove the product from the market.
Arsenic is found in nature, including in aquifers that are the source of mineral water and where levels can vary over time.
As a result, Keurig Dr Pepper recently installed enhanced filtration systems at its facilities that produce Peñafiel and said that the product now being produced is well within regulatory guidelines.
No other Keurig Dr Pepper products are impacted by this voluntary removal. For further information, please contact the Keurig Dr Pepper Consumer Care hotline at (800) 696-5891 between the hours of 9:00 am and 8:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday. We are conducting this market action with the knowledge of the U.S. FDA.