Approximately 5,760 cases of Capri Sun were recalled by Kraft Heinz last week. The announcement was made on Friday August 12 after the company received several phone call complaints about the odd taste of the drinks. One case of Capri Sun contains 40 pouches, so around 230,400 total Capri Sun drinks were affected.
What Were the Capri Suns Contaminated With and How?
The contaminated Capri Sun pouches contain some cleaning solution, according to Kraft Heinz. This diluted cleaning solution was being used to clean food processing equipment in the Capri Sun factory, and it was somehow introduced on the production line.
Kraft Heinz did not confirm any additional details such as how much cleaning solution is in the pouches, which states or countries received the products, how many complaints they received, or if they are aware of anyone getting sick from consuming the pouches.
Which Capri Suns Are Affected by the Recall?
Not all Capri Sun products are affected by the recall. These are the ones that are:
- Only the Wild Cherry flavor drinks are at risk
- The contaminated Capri Suns will have a “best by” date of June 25, 2023
- The universal product code is 087684001004 on the carton and 876840040900 on the case
Customers who are unsure can also contact Kraft Heinz at 1-800-280-8252 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST on weekdays to see if the pouches they purchased are part of the recall. Kraft will provide reimbursement to anyone affected.
What Should I Do If I Purchased Capri Sun Recently?
If you purchased Capri Sun recently, you have a few options. Remember that only certain flavors and pouches were contaminated, but if you are too worried to drink yours regardless, that’s understandable. You can return your Capri Sun to the store you bought it at, or just throw it away. Kraft Heinz is working on contacting their distributors and getting all contaminated products removed from shelves as soon as possible.
I Got Sick From Capri Sun – Now What?
If you or a loved one consumed contaminated Capri Sun and got sick, you can file a lawsuit. According to the defective product attorneys at Mickelsen Dalton LLC, a personal injury claim can be made against Kraft Heinz if consuming the product caused severe injury or illness. So far no reports have come out about any illness or death from this Capri Sun incident, but stay vigilant and do not consume any contaminated pouches.