UPDATE 4/5/2016 @ 9:40 a.m.: Megan Doran, the Director of Food and Nutrition Services for St. Mary’s County Public Schools, spoke with SMNEWSNET and informed us that the expiration date on the “expired” carton of milk that was posted on Facebook was NOT expired at all. It actually expires on April 12 and was packaged at 15;32 (3:32 p.m.). She also said the box around the “date” is NOT on the cartons, and it blocks the : of the time.
She went on to say if any parents had concerns, she could be reached at 301-475-4256 Option 5.
4/5/2016: A photo on Facebook has received hundreds of “shares”, “likes” and comments on Facebook today.
One woman on Facebook posted a photo of a milk carton with an expiration date of “APR 12 15”. The following comment was included with the photo, “So my kids been coming home crying that the milk at school makes them sick. So I told them to bring home the carton and this is what I received… Why the he’ll are my kids receiving a year old milk that was curdled and rotten. No wonder they don’t eat at school. I wonder what else is old and out of date they give them? This is bull#### and I will be taking this up with St. Mary’s County schools.”
SMNEWSNET called the number for food services for St. Mary’s County Public Schools and spoke to a person who said they would give our message to the Director of Food and Nutrition Services for the St. Mary’s County Public Schools, and at the time of this report, we have not received a call back.
With the date being a year off it seems it could be a misprint, the code on the carton.
The only information in the photo other than the expiration date is the manufactures code 32 42-046 1c. According to whereismymilkfrom.com the milk comes from Tuscan – Lehigh Dairies, out of Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
A few comments from Facebook can be seen below.