Guida-Seibert Dairy 'dissapointed' in being debarred from Bristol Public Schools

Published on Friday, 28 January 2022 15:42
Written by Dean Wright


Guida-Seibert Dairy said that it is “dissapointed” in being debarred for two years by the Bristol Board of Finance Purchasing Committee after dealing with delivery problems and spoiled milk.

“Guida’s Dairy is disappointed in the Bristol Board of Finance Purchasing Committee’s Decision,” said the dairy company in an email statement. “Our top priority is producing safe, nutritious, and high-quality milk for the communities we serve.” 

Safety and service issues “are dealt with immediately as we become aware; this includes immediate removal from our facility and disposal of milk crates with physical issues,” the company continued.

Guida representatives said the company is committed to producing top dairy products at the “highest customer service standards.”

Guida was debarred by the purchasing committee after Bristol Public Schools reported concerns with deliveries from November of last year up to Jan. 2022. Some of those complaints included wrong order deliveries, doors left open to a school by a delivery person, the smell of what was assumed to be spoiled milk and a screw found piercing a milk carton.

In surrounding town, no other issues have been reported.

“Plainville uses Wade’s Dairy and has for quite some time. We have had a good experience with Wade’s,” said Plainville Superintendent Steve LePage. “We don’t use Guida’s Dairy and haven’t used them in the past, from what my food service manager and staff shared.”

Newington Public Schools also stated that they also don’t serve Guida products.

IN Southington, Superinendent Steven Madancy stated that their schools do use Guida products.

“We do use Guida and have not experienced any issues or concerns,” said Madancy.

Efforts to reach the Consolidated School District of New Britain, Berlin Public Schools and Plymouth Public Schools to ask whether Guida products were used in their schools were unsuccessful.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington Herald, Terryville on Friday, 28 January 2022 15:42. Updated: Friday, 28 January 2022 15:45.