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ENC school district, health department investigating reports that cafeteria milk made children sick


Officials in an eastern North Carolina school district are investigating after reports that drinking milk from the school cafeteria made several students sick.

Onslow County Public Schools officials say students became ill after drinking milk from two elementary school cafeterias, but did not say which schools were involved.

The milk was not spoiled or out of date and had been stored at the correct temperature, but officials say it had a peculiar odor and it was all from the same lot.

Officials have stopped milk distribution at all schools and the Onslow County Health Department is investigating.

The district is telling parents that if their child drank milk at school on Thursday and begins showing any signs of gastrointestinal distress, they should contact the child’s medical provider immediately.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to eastern North Carolina in 2019 to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of kiddo cuddling, reading, and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.