Carton shortage impacts schools 

Carton shortage impacts schools 

A new supply chain problem could further reduce fluid milk consumption in schools.  

Democratic U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York has called on the USDA to investigate the shortage of paperboard gable-top milk cartons commonly used for school meal programs.  

Schumer’s letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says schools across New York state have been forced to alter their milk deliveries, reduce milk varieties served, purchase bulk milk to serve in plastic cups with lids, or purchase drink dispensers to continue meeting students’ nutritional needs.


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