New Jersey school children hospitalised after drinking milk contaminated with sanitiser

  • 09 Apr - 15 Apr, 2022
  • Mag The Weekly
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Young children in New Jersey were hospitalised after consuming milk from cartons contaminated with sanitiser. Students at both the Early Childhood Development Centre and the Riletta Twyne Cream Early Childhood Development Centre in Camden were taken to the hospital after consuming the contaminated milk. 25 children at the Early Childhood Development Centre consumed the milk, which was in sealed cartons. In a message addressed to staff and families shared to the Camden City School District Facebook page, officials stated that "the substance found in the cartons is a non-toxic consumable sanitiser that runs through the vendor machines prior to milk." "Unfortunately, many cartons were filled with the sanitiser, sealed, and then shipped out with the milk," the post said. "We pulled all milk today and NO milk will be served until the investigation is completed." Officials added that "no students are currently ill," and those who had been sent to the hospital had been admitted "as a precaution." Camden County Health Officer Paschal Nwako described the incident as "a scary situation." "Thankfully, everyone who was exposed to the milk is in stable condition and either back at school or home," Nwako said. "This investigation is ongoing, and our department will get to the bottom of this situation,” he added.