Las Vegas Agency Links More Liver Ailments To 'Real Water' Brand
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas health officials reported six more cases of liver illness this week blamed on the widely marketed bottled water brand Real Water.
The company faces a U.S. Food and Drug Administration probe and lawsuits alleging people were sickened and hospitalized. Attorneys for bottler Affinitylifestyles.com Inc. and company president Brent Jones acknowledged the FDA investigation in state court last week, but not that Real Water caused illnesses.
They don't dispute the water is drawn from the Las Vegas-area public water supply, but they say it's filtered and processed. Jones' attorneys said Wednesday the firm is cooperating with FDA and Southern Nevada Health District.