Capri Sun Pouches Are Recalled Because They May Contain Cleaning Fluid

    Only the Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink Blend is being recalled

    Box of Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink Blend Source: Capri Sun

    Kraft Heinz has recalled 5,760 cases of the wild cherry flavor of Capri Sun juice drink blend after the company received several consumer complaints about a foul taste. It says that a diluted cleaning solution used on food processing equipment got into the product on the production line in one of its factories. 

    The products have a “best when used by” date of June 25, 2023 on the pouches and on the carton. Throw out any recalled products or return them to the store where they were purchased.

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    Some recalled products may still be on store shelves. Kraft Heinz says it’s working with stores to get them removed.

    The company didn’t immediately respond to CR’s questions about how the incident happened, what type of cleaning product was involved, or if anyone reported becoming ill after drinking the recalled product. 

    The Details

    Products recalled: 6.6-ounce pouches of Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink Blend. On the carton, look for the UPC code 0 8768400100 4. (The drink is sold by the carton.)

    The manufacturer codes on the individual pouches are 25JUN2023 followed by a “W” and the numbers 01, 02, 03, 04, 09, or 10; then by an “L” and a number between 01 and 12; and finally by four numbers between 0733 and 0900. An example would be 25JUN2023 W01 L01 0733.

    The problem: The product may contain a cleaning solution.

    The fix: Throw out the juice or return it to the store where you bought it.

    How to contact the manufacturer: Call Kraft Heinz customer service from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday at 800-280-8252 for more information or a refund. You can also contact the company online.

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    As a dorky kid, I spent many a Saturday at the Bloomington, Ind., public library, scouring Consumer Reports back issues for great deals. Now, as a (much) bigger kid, that's still my job! Identifying products and services, especially in healthcare, that are safe, effective, and affordable—and highlighting those that aren't—is my top concern. Got a tip? Follow me on Twitter ( @Lisa_L_Gill)