On Friday, the Kraft Heinz Company voluntarily recalled 5,760 cases of Capri Sun juice drink in the flavor Wild Cherry due to concerns that some of the squeezable pouches may be contaminated with a cleaning product.
Kraft Heinz explained that the diluted cleaning solution was introduced into a production line at one of their factories, leading to the voluntary recall. “Only the following Capri Sun Wild Cherry products with the following case/package information are affected.”
Until further notice, all Wild Cherry Capri Suns will have a “Best When Used By” date of June 25, 2023. The drink pouches will have a manufacturer code between 0733 and 0900, and the carton will have a code between 0733 and 1000. (This, along with additional identifying details, can be found on the Kraft Heinz website.)
Since each case of Capri Sun contains four cartons of 10 pouches each, that means that over 230,000 individual Capri Sun pouches may be affected; however, the company has not yet disclosed the exact number of drink pouches affected by the recall. “The Company is actively working with retail partners and distributors to remove potentially impacted product from circulation,” Kraft Heinz said in its statement.
Kraft Heinz claims that “several consumer complaints” about the flavor of some affected Capri Sun pouches led to the discovery of the problem. There is “no risk of a serious health issue,” a Capri Sun AG representative assured CBS News.
Customers who may have purchased Wild Cherry Capri Suns that contain the tainted ingredient are urged to return the product to the store from which they purchased it. Those who have purchased Capri Suns and want to know if they are included in the recall or how to get their money back can contact Kraft Heinz at 1-800-280-8252.
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