Boston Public Schools Throws Out Milk Shipment Tainted With Sanitizer

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

Franklin-based Garelick Farms said they received a complaint regarding a delivery of milk to BPS that had a "watery substance" in the cartons. Officials at Garelick Farms said they took action to retrieve the affected product and that they began testing to make sure there was no food safety risk.

BPS received a letter from Garelick Farms that detailed a number of Dairy Pure 1% low fat half-pint cartons contained "food-grade sanitizer" on products marked with a sell by date of April 10.

School officials said they immediately threw out the affected cartons.

WBZ NewsRadio reached out to Garelick Farms for a comment, to which they responded that the afflicted shipment was an isolated incident and that the sanitizer was found to be introduced during the milk cartons' production process.

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A spokesperson for Garelick Farms said that the affected product is not available for retail purchase, nor are other Garelick Farms or Dairy Pure products affected.

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