Weis Markets Issues Voluntary Recall for One Gallon Containers of Weis Quality Spring Water

Aug 25, 2006, 01:00 ET from Weis Markets Inc.

    SUNBURY, Pa., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Weis Markets Inc.
 (NYSE:   WMK) today said it has voluntarily recalled its one gallon
 containers of Weis Quality Spring Water.
     The Company said it decided to voluntarily recall its one gallon
 containers of Weis Quality Spring Water after it received test results on
 the level of bromate in this product.
     The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows 10 parts per billion as
 the maximum allowable level of bromate in bottled water. While some of the
 Company's tests showed no detectable levels of bromate, other tests
 indicated that levels exceeded the maximum level of ten parts per billion
 (ppb), with results ranging from zero to 19 parts per billion.
     "While only a small portion of our gallons of Weis Quality Spring Water
 is affected by this problem, we are, as a precaution, voluntarily recalling
 all one gallon containers of Weis Quality Spring Water. All of our stores
 are currently pulling this product from our shelves. We regret any
 inconvenience this may cause for our customers," said Dennis Curtin, Weis
 Markets' Director of Public Relations. "We will not resume production of
 this product until it meets FDA standards and our own internal quality
 control standards."
     No other bottled water product sold by Weis Markets is affected by this
 voluntary recall. Customers can return the recalled products to a Weis
 Markets' store, including Mr. Z's and King's, for a full refund. Customers
 with concerns or questions can contact Weis Markets' customer service at
 570-988-3778 or at customerservice@weismarkets.com.
     Founded in 1912 in Sunbury, PA by Harry and Sigmund Weis, Weis Markets
 operates 158 stores in five states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New
 York and West Virginia. The Company also operates SuperPetz, a pet supply
 superstore chain with 31 locations in ten states.
 
 

SOURCE Weis Markets Inc.
    SUNBURY, Pa., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Weis Markets Inc.
 (NYSE:   WMK) today said it has voluntarily recalled its one gallon
 containers of Weis Quality Spring Water.
     The Company said it decided to voluntarily recall its one gallon
 containers of Weis Quality Spring Water after it received test results on
 the level of bromate in this product.
     The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows 10 parts per billion as
 the maximum allowable level of bromate in bottled water. While some of the
 Company's tests showed no detectable levels of bromate, other tests
 indicated that levels exceeded the maximum level of ten parts per billion
 (ppb), with results ranging from zero to 19 parts per billion.
     "While only a small portion of our gallons of Weis Quality Spring Water
 is affected by this problem, we are, as a precaution, voluntarily recalling
 all one gallon containers of Weis Quality Spring Water. All of our stores
 are currently pulling this product from our shelves. We regret any
 inconvenience this may cause for our customers," said Dennis Curtin, Weis
 Markets' Director of Public Relations. "We will not resume production of
 this product until it meets FDA standards and our own internal quality
 control standards."
     No other bottled water product sold by Weis Markets is affected by this
 voluntary recall. Customers can return the recalled products to a Weis
 Markets' store, including Mr. Z's and King's, for a full refund. Customers
 with concerns or questions can contact Weis Markets' customer service at
 570-988-3778 or at customerservice@weismarkets.com.
     Founded in 1912 in Sunbury, PA by Harry and Sigmund Weis, Weis Markets
 operates 158 stores in five states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New
 York and West Virginia. The Company also operates SuperPetz, a pet supply
 superstore chain with 31 locations in ten states.
 
 SOURCE Weis Markets Inc.