Milk returning to some Henrico schools Monday
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Milk will be making a return at some Henrico schools Monday, according to an email sent to parents from Henrico County Public Schools late Sunday.
“We are happy to announce that milk deliveries to some of our schools will resume tomorrow, Monday, June 2,” school leaders wrote in an email to parents. “School Nutrition Services worked diligently throughout the weekend to secure arrangements with a new provider. Tomorrow, the new provider will begin deliveries to schools that have the highest demand for milk service during breakfast and lunch. Because we cannot guarantee that all schools will offer milk tomorrow, please plan accordingly… As always, juice and water will also be available.”
Milk is expected to be available at all the county’s schools and program centers by the end of the week.
Marva Maid notified customers last Thursday that it was voluntarily withdrawing all ½-pints with a May 30 expiration date. Additionally, the company announced late Friday that it withdrawing all ½-pints with expiration dates from May 30 through June 2 “out of an abundance of caution.”
Henrico County Public Schools warned parents Thursday night that some students had become ill after drinking school milk.
“Their symptoms, mainly nausea, were short-lived. As a precaution, however, we have decided not to serve milk of any type tomorrow (Friday, May 30th), throughout the school system. Juice and water will be offered as alternatives,” the county told parents.
District officials said reiterated Sunday that they are continuing to work with the Henrico Health Department, the Virginia Department of Health and Marva Maid to figure out what caused the students to get sick.
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