Garelick Farms says contaminated milk is no health or food safety risk

FRANKLIN — Garelick Farms says there is no health or food safety risk after at least two public schools, both in Boston, had milk containers filled with sanitizer instead of milk delivered to their cafeterias earlier this month.

“Nothing is more important than the well-being and health of those we serve,” Garelick Farms stated in a letter to Boston Public Schools in connection with the April 1 incident. “We immediately took action to retrieve any potentially affected product and began testing this product to verify there is no food safety risk associated with this product.”

Boston Public Schools officials quickly disposed of the contaminated milk shipment after receiving the letter stating that a “limited number” of its Dairy Pure 1% low-fat half-pint cartons with the sell by date April 10 were affected.

The exact number of affected milk cartons is not clear. Additionally, Jason Palumbo, chief of communications for Boston Public Schools, said the school district requested an investigationfrom the supplier to prevent such a mistake from happening again.