Some Henrico students report feeling ill after drinking school milk

Posted at 8:29 PM, May 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-29 20:49:52-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Henrico County Public Schools is warning parents that some students have become ill after drinking milk served at some of the schools.

The note obtained by CBS 6 was sent to parents. It stated that a small number of students reported feeling ill immediately after consuming milk served at the schools.

“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 letter read.

The letter said that there is no indication that the milk was served past its expiration date or stored improperly.

“We are working closely with the Henrico County Health Department, the Virginia Department of Health, and the supplier to identify the source of the problem,” read the letter.

The school will contact parents after the situation is resolved.

The letter encourages parents to contact their child’s school on Friday if there are any additional questions or comments.

The Henrico Health Department can be contacted at (804) 501-5216.