The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has issued a further recall of bottled water due to elevated levels of arsenic.

According to the statement on the FSAI's website, arsenic was detected above the legal limit in several branded still and sparkling bottled waters.

The FSAI said the recall "is part of an ongoing investigation into Celtic Pure being undertaken by the FSAI and the HSE".

The products in question include:

  • Aldi/Comeragh (Still and Sparkling)
  • Applegreen (Still)
  • Broderick (Still)
  • Dunnes Stores (Still, Sparkling and Flavoured)
  • Itica (Still)
  • Lidl (Still)
  • Londis (Still)
  • Mace (Still)
  • Macari (Still)
  • Plane (Still)
  • San Marino (Still)
  • Spar (Still)

Retailers have been requested to remove the implicated batches from sale and display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores.

The FSAI is advising consumers not to drink the implicated batches of water, and those who have - and are now feeling unwell - to contact their GP.

However, it described the recall as "a precautionary measure".

It added: "People should not be alarmed or concerned as the levels detected, whilst above the legal limit, are not considered to pose any short-term adverse health effects and the risk of any long-term health effect is unlikely."

Last month, two types of bottled water from the Spar and Londis retail chains were withdrawn from sale because of higher than normal levels of arsenic.

Aldi Ireland said: "All of the affected product has been removed from sale at all Aldi Ireland stores.

"Customers should be advised that they will continue to see Comeragh Spring Water for sale in some of our stores.

"This is because the product in these stores has come from a different Irish supplier and these products are unaffected."