Is Capri Sun Being Recalled?
Yes. Around 5,760 cases of Capri Sun wild cherry flavored juice drink blend beverages were recalled in August 2022 for possible cleaning solution contamination. (1)
How did this happen, which lots or products were affected, and what can you do if you have these recalled juice products? Learn more below.
Who Makes Capri Sun?
Kraft Heinz makes Capri Sun products.
Capri Sun Recall 2022
Recall Information: What’s The Recall On Capri Suns?
On August 12, 2022, Kraft Heinz issued a voluntary recall of around 5,760 cases of Capri Sun juice drink blend (wild cherry flavor) for potential cleaning solution contamination. (1)
According to the food company, these products could have been contaminated with the diluted cleaning solution used on their food processing equipment. They explained that the contamination might have been inadvertently introduced into the product line at one of their factories. (1)
Incidents Or Accidents With The Recalled Capri Sun Products
Kraft Heinz explained in their press release that they discovered the possible cleaning solution contamination after receiving several consumer complaints regarding the taste of the affected products. (1)
The food company announced that they’re actively removing potentially contaminated products in coordination with their retail partners and distributors. (1)
Notifications might also be sent to identified customers.
How To Identify The Recalled Capri Sun Products
Only Capri Sun pouches with wild cherry flavor and “best when used by” date of June 25, 2023, are included in this recall. (1)
The recalled products have the following manufacturer codes: (1)
- 25JUN2023WXX LYY #### on the pouch
- #### are numbers from 0733 to 0900 for products affected by the recall
- XX numbers are 01, 02, 03, 04, 09, or 10
- YY numbers are from 01 through 12
- Carton UPC: 0 8768400100 4
- Case UPC: 87684 00409 00
Can Your Kids Still Drink The Recalled Capri Sun Products?
No. Don’t let your child consume these recalled drinks. The diluted cleaning solution can harm your child’s health, but it might be difficult to determine if the juice is contaminated just by looking at the product. (1)
What To Do If You Have Recalled Capri Sun Products
If you have a recalled product, you can receive reimbursement by: (1)
- Returning it to the store or shop
- Calling Kraft Heinz at 1-800-280-8252 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for more information
Safety With Baby Food & Products
Aside from recalls listed on Motherhood Community, you can also check recall information from the following:
- FDA – fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts
- CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) – cpsc.gov/Recalls
Does Capri Sun Have Metal In It?
According to Capri Sun, their pouch has a middle layer made of thin aluminum foil (8 micrometers). However, the interior layer that comes in contact with the food product is polyethylene.
Did Capri Sun Have Worms?
In January 2012, a North Carolina boy claimed he found a worm in his Capri Sun drink. Other families also shared a similar experience in 2013. (2)(3)
Capri Sun explained that the worm might have been mold because their products are made without preservatives. When there’s a hole in the pouch, air can get in even if the hole isn’t visible. The presence of air could lead to mold formation. (3)