Peñafiel Water Bottles went off racks at Walmart and Target after it was revealed that they contained Arsenic at a level much higher than the federal standards. The same was confirmed by Keurig Dr Pepper, the company that manufactures Peñafiel water bottles. The company admitted that the Peñafiel water bottles have higher arsenic levels and are being pulled back from retail stores including Walmart and Target.
Peñafiel water bottles that are imported from Mexico were found to be containing excess arsenic than the levels defined by the Food and Drug Administration and the state of California, and were reported by the non-profit Center for Environmental Health. It has been stated that arsenic is carcinogenic and should not be consumed in any form. The standards set by the FDA are the maximum a person should intake without suffering from any consequences including diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. The company, Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., have stated that the study that revealed the higher levels of arsenic was conducted by a third party company for them. They also stated that users having the Peñafiel water bottles can return them to stores and get a full refund. They went on to add that the Peñafiel water bottles were the only products with any negatives in it and were withdrawn immediately to avoid taking any risk with consumer’s health. All other products are safe and can be used as usual without any second thought.
More recently, in another such incident, flour packets too were taken off the shelf from Walmart and Target over a possible E.Coli outbreak. Bags of King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, around 114,000 of them, were removed from stores by the company to avoid any medical mishaps with the consumers. King Arthur too provided full refund to the consumers who happened to have bought the suspected product.