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Customers urged to return Capri-Sun drinks as more than 5,000 cases are recalled

Ali Condon

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Customers urged to return Capri-Sun drinks as more than 5,000 cases are recalled

Featured Image Credit: Home Bird / Roberto Herrett / Alamy Stock Photo

Customers are being urged to return recently-purchased Capri-Sun drinks, after more than 5,000 cases of it were recalled by the manufacturer.

The alarm was raised among bosses at the Kraft Heinz company when customers complained about the taste of Capri-Sun Wild Cherry.

The company announced on Friday (12 August) that it planned to recall 5,760 cases of the drink due to 'potential contamination.'

More than 5,000 cases of Capri-Sun have been recalled. Credit: Matthew Horwood / Alamy Stock Photo
More than 5,000 cases of Capri-Sun have been recalled. Credit: Matthew Horwood / Alamy Stock Photo

According to the food and beverage company, the contamination occurred when cleaning solution was accidentally mixed in with the Capri-Sun juice.

A statement from Kraft Heinz read: "The voluntary recall comes after diluted cleaning solution, which is used on food processing equipment, was inadvertently introduced into a production line at one of our factories.

"Only the Wild Cherry flavoured Capri-Sun products with the case/package information below are affected."

They added that the Best When Used By date on the contaminated products was 25 June, 2023.

Bosses were alerted to the contamination when customers complained about the taste. Credit: Home Bird / Alamy Stock Photo
Bosses were alerted to the contamination when customers complained about the taste. Credit: Home Bird / Alamy Stock Photo

The company statement continued: "The issue was discovered after we received several consumer complaints about the taste of the affected product.

"The Company is actively working with retail partners and distributors to remove potentially impacted product from circulation."

Any customers who might have purchased the contaminated product are advised not to consume the product.

Instead, they can return the product to the store where it was purchased.

If consumers aren't sure whether their Capri-Suns are part of the recall, they can contact Kraft Heinz directly. If it is, they will be offered reimbursement.

Contaminated Capri-Sun products can be returned in exchange for reimbursement.  Credit: Home Bird / Alamy Stock Photo
Contaminated Capri-Sun products can be returned in exchange for reimbursement. Credit: Home Bird / Alamy Stock Photo

The beverage contamination comes just as the Consumer Product Safety Commission in the US announced the recall of more than two million infant swings and rockers.

The 4Moms MamaRoo Baby Swings and RockaRoo Baby Rockers were urgently recalled for safety reasons after they received two incident reports involving children who became tangled in the restraint straps.

The two reports were involving an unoccupied MamaRoo infant swing. Tragically, according to the CPSC, one 10-month-old baby died from asphyxiation, while another infant of the same age suffered bruising to the neck.

There have been no reported incidents involving the RockaRoo.

More than two million infant swings and rockers have been recalled for safety reasons. Credit: CPSC/4moms
More than two million infant swings and rockers have been recalled for safety reasons. Credit: CPSC/4moms

The swings and rockers were sold at BuyBuy Baby and Target stores nationwide and online at 4moms.com and Amazon from January 2010 through to August 2022.

The CPSC has advised parents what to do if they own one of these products, explaining: "Consumers with infants who can crawl should immediately stop using the recalled swings and rockers and place them in an area where crawling infants cannot access."

You can read more about the recall here.

Topics: Food and Drink, News

Ali Condon
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