The California Department of Health announced last week that Soma Beverage Co., the manufacturer of Metromint flavored water, was recalling its peppermint, spearmint, orangemint, and lemonmint beverages for possible contamination with Bacilus cereus. The products were produced in California and were shipped to grocery stores nationwide and were sold online.
According to the press release, Bacillus cereus may cause vomiting or diarrhea in people who have ingested the organism. Symptoms typically appear within hours of consumption of contaminated food and generally last less than two days.
All product with a "best before" date prior to December 21, 2008 and were packaged in 16.9 oz. clear bottles with a black M on the front. The products should be returned to a point of purchase for a refund.