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UPDATE: Second school district pulls chocolate milk for potential contamination

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The affected milk has a best by date of 02/06/18 The affected milk has a best by date of 02/06/18
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Central Valley School District has confirmed they have pulled all Darigold chocolate milk with a "Best By" date of February 6 from all of their schools due to possible contamination. 

A spokesperson for the school district says the chocolate milk has not been tested yet, but they are following Darigold's voluntary withdrawal of the milk product out of caution. 

The school district posted the following statement on its web site:

Yesterday, Spokane School District discovered chocolate milk cartons that contained a clear solution in it. CVSD uses the same milk supplier that Spokane School District uses, which is Darigold. Darigold said the liquid was a mixture of trace amounts of food grade sanitizer and water.

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Spokane Public Schools has confirmed they are pulling all chocolate milk with a "Best By" date of February 6 from all of their schools due to possible contamination.

A Shadle Park High School student noticed a "bleach" taste to the milk on Tuesday, and after an investigation, the decision was made to pull the milk and stop shipment of the rest of the order to other schools.

A spokesperson for Darigold issued the following statement Tuesday:

With what we know at this time, we are going to conduct a voluntary withdrawal of that school milk product, out of an abundance of caution. This means that we will communicate to our customers that they immediately remove those particular cartons of Darigold chocolate milk from their inventory and store shelves.

The voluntary withdrawal pertains only to school milk produced at the Spokane plant, which is fat free chocolate milk half pint cartons with a “best by date” of Feb. 6. We have talked with the state Department of Agriculture and notified them of the voluntary withdrawal.

Food safety and consumer health is a top priority for Darigold. We are working to determine the facts and as soon as we have confirmation, we will provide an update.   

In an updated statement Tuesday evening, Darigold offered some additional details.  They also said it's possible that other school district received the tainted milk.

The liquid in the affected carton had a mixture of trace amounts of food grade sanitizer and water. This poses no human health risk. There was no milk in the carton.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are conducting a voluntary withdrawal of that school milk product (Darigold fat free chocolate half-pint with a “best buy” date of 02/06). This means that we will communicate to our customers that they immediately remove those particular cartons of Darigold chocolate milk from their inventory and store shelves. We have also talked with the state Department of Agriculture and notified them of this voluntary withdrawal.

Food safety and consumer health is a top priority for Darigold. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. 

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