WHEELING, WV – The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department is issuing a notice concerning an issue with milk sold locally in the area.

The health department has been investigating an issue affecting chocolate milk produced by United Dairy in Martins Ferry Ohio.  At this time if you have any of the following chocolate milk products, please discard.

  • United or Great Value (Walmart) half gallon nonfat chocolate milk, best by date of July 28.
  • Great Value (Walmart) gallon 1% low fat chocolate milk, best by date of August 1.
  • Both containers will have a code marking of 3986 WV-8 or 3986 WV-4 as well as a time marking.

The products only include the ones listed above and no milk product is affected at this time.  Milk with other best by dates are not included in the notice.  At this time there are no immediate health concerns if the milk listed above has been consumed.

The affected milk will have a sour smell and taste and may also have a slight chemical odor.  At this time the chemical odor is not linked to any product or contaminant.  The health department has been working with United Dairy, area health departments and the WV and OH Department of Agriculture regarding the milk issue.

The affected products can be simply discarded, and no other action is necessary from the consumer.

For more information call the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department at (304) 234-3682