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

Contact:
Dennis V. Curtin
(570)-847-3636

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Sunbury, PA -- August 25, 2006 -- Weis Markets Inc. 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 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.

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