Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 15, 2007 00:08 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Arsenic in Ark Land Brand Naturally Carbonated Mineral Water

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Ark Land brand Naturally Carbonated Mineral Water described below. This product may contain Arsenic.

The affected Ark Land brand Naturally Carbonated Mineral Water was sold in 330 mL (UPC 7 85000 12033 9) and 500 mL (UPC 7 85000 12050 6) bottles with Best Before date of 09.05.07.

The affected product was produced by Arzni Source for Klukva Pure Inc., Toronto, Ontario. This product imported from Armenia is known to have been distributed in Ontario and Quebec, and may also be available nationally.

The CFIA is working with the importer to have the affected product removed from the marketplace.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. Arsenic is a toxic substance and is a known cause of cancer in humans.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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