Real Water Inc. has issued a recall for all sizes of its alkaline drinking water for potential non-viral hepatitis risk. The recall comes after state and federal health officials identified at least 10 cases of non-viral hepatitis among people who consumed the product including five cases of liver failure among children and infants. Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not drink, serve or sell Real Water alkaline water at this time, the FDA warns.

The company, which has refused to cooperate with the FDA’s investigation of the outbreak, says it has ceased all production and distribution of the product.


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The recall includes include 5-gallon bottles sold through distributors;  1.5-liter, 1-liter, 500-ml, and 1-gallon ready-to-drink bottles sold at grocery stores including Whole Foods, Publix, and Costco and online at Amazon.com. Real Water Concentrate, in 4-oz bottles, was sold on the company’s website.

Real Water hepatitis liver failure

Symptoms of viral and non-viral hepatitis are similar and include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, gray or clay-colored stools, joint pain and yellow eyes and skin. Anyone who drank Real Water alkalized water and is experiencing these symptoms should contact their doctor.

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