Students sickened from drink sold at school - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Students sickened from drink sold at school

Posted: Updated:
MYFOXNY.COM -

A number of students at a New Jersey middle school became ill after drinking a drink they had purchased in the cafeteria.

One student said, "It was like a zombiefest."

Some students spit up and threw up. Others said they were drowsy and lethargic after drinking it.

The drink was identified as Marley's Mellow Mood, named after the dead reggae star Bob Marley.

It's described as the "anti-energy drink" and says it contains 100% natural, calming botanicals.

The William R. Satz school in Holmdel sent a letter to parents saying: "several students went to our nurse's office to report symptoms of nausea, headaches, light-headiness, and a feeling of lethargy."

It encouraged parents to follow-up with their family doctor if their children continued to exhibit similar symptoms.

The incident happened on Nov. 30, 2012 but was first reported by Fox 5 News on Monday.

Parent Toni Monticciolo says, "They should never have sold that to 12-year-olds."

The label of the drink contains:  "The all natural botanical ingredients in this product have been specially blended to mellow your mood, and may cause drowsiness. Best enjoyed when you are ready to relax.  Do not mix with alcohol.  Not intended for children..."

A spokesperson for the company with the dining hall food contract issued a statement saying, "We were informed that Marley's was a new product that did not go through the approval process required for all new products."

The drinks have since been removed from the schools and Chartwells School Dining Services says the on-site manager has been removed pending an investigation.

It said:  "We sincerely regret that this product was sold and that students had an adverse reaction to it."

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • Search for masked robbers in Caesars heist

    Search for masked robbers in Caesars heist

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:22:25 GMT
    The hunt is on in southern New Jersey for two suspects who made off with more than $180K from Caesars Atlantic City casino. The brazen robbers reportedly stole the cash from two plastic boxes on the casino floor. The robbery occurred on Monday at about 6 a.m. The masked robbers took off in a vehicle. The State Police Casino Gaming Bureau is handling the investigation.
    The hunt is on in southern New Jersey for two suspects who made off with more than $180K from Caesars Atlantic City casino. The brazen robbers reportedly stole the cash from two plastic boxes on the casino floor. The robbery occurred on Monday at about 6 a.m. The masked robbers took off in a vehicle. The State Police Casino Gaming Bureau is handling the investigation.
  • Repaving of Palisades Parkway begins

    Repaving of Palisades Parkway begins

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:42:19 GMT
    Crews have begun repaving along the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The last time such work was done on the road, which links New York state to the George Washington Bridge, was the mid-1990s.
    Crews have begun repaving along the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The last time such work was done on the road, which links New York state to the George Washington Bridge, was the mid-1990s.
  • Seaside Heights carousel up for auction

    Seaside Heights carousel up for auction

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:57:00 GMT
    The 82-year-old carousel on the Seaside Heights boardwalk survived Superstorm Sandy and a devastating fire, but it may not survive changing economics. The company that owns the carousel is selling it to make room for new attractions. An auction is planned for fall, with the hope that a buyer will take the entire ride and prevent it from being broken up and sold off piecemeal.
    The 82-year-old carousel on the Seaside Heights boardwalk survived Superstorm Sandy and a devastating fire, but it may not survive changing economics. The company that owns the carousel is selling it to make room for new attractions. An auction is planned for fall, with the hope that a buyer will take the entire ride and prevent it from being broken up and sold off piecemeal.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices