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Boston Public Schools Dump Disinfectant-Contaminated Shipment of Milk

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Perhaps the last thing students would expect to find in their lunch milk cartons was discovered by Boston Public School officials last week and quickly disposed of.

Franklin-based Garelick Farms said it received a complaint about a delivery of milk to BPS that contained a “watery substance” in the cartons. Garelick Farms officials said they had taken steps to recover the affected product and had started testing to ensure there was no food safety risk.

BPS received a letter from Garelick Farms which detailed a number of low fat half pint cartons of Dairy Pure 1% containing “food grade sanitizer” on produce marked with a deadline of April 10 sale.

School officials said they immediately threw away the affected boxes.

WBZ NewsRadio contacted Garelick Farms for comment, to which they replied that the distressed shipment was an isolated incident and that the sanitizer was introduced during the production process of the milk cartons.

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A Garelick Farms spokesperson said the affected product is not available for retail purchase, and other Garelick Farms or Dairy Pure products are not affected.