Prince William County Pulls Spoiled Milk From School Lunches

School cafeterias in Prince William County are not selling milk this week after workers reported some spoiled containers.

A letter sent home to families Monday said school officials notified Newport News-based Marva Maid Dairy about the spoiled half-pint containers of milk on May 23, The Washington Post reported.

Henrico County, located just outside Richmond, also apparently received spoiled milk from the same supplier.

Testing done on the milk revealed elevated levels of bacteria consistent with milk that spoiled prematurely, the Virginia Department of Health said Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for the dairy says the company issued a voluntary recall for any half-pint containers that have a printed expiration date between May 30 and June 2.

Health officials say the spoilage problem was temporary in nature.

Students in Prince William County will get juice instead of milk this week as a result.

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