Thousands of Capri-Sun recalled over ‘potential contamination’

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There are fears that a diluted cleaning solution was accidentally added to a production line at one of the company’s factories

More than 5,000 cases of Capri-Sun have been recalled by its manufacturer after customers complained about the taste.

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Kraft Heinz on Friday (August 12) announced the recall of around 5,760 cases of the wild cherry-flavored drink due to “potential contamination”.

Why were cases of the product recalled?

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The recall comes amid concerns that a diluted cleaning solution was accidentally added to a production line at one of the company’s factories.

The solution should be added to food processing equipment.

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Company bosses became aware of the problem when several people complained about the taste of the drink.

A company spokesman said: “The voluntary recall comes after a diluted cleaning solution used on food processing equipment was accidentally introduced onto a production line at one of our factories.

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“Only the wild cherry flavored Capri Sonne products with the carton/packaging information below are affected.”

The company said it is working with retailers and distributors of the drink to remove the potentially contaminated products from shelves.

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What to do once you have bought the product?

Buyers who purchased any of the affected products with a use by date up to June 25, 2023 may return the cases to the point of sale for a refund.

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Kraft Heinz can be reached at 1-800-280-8252 to “see if a product is part of the recall and receive a refund,” a spokesman said.

The company added, “We are committed to maintaining the highest safety and quality standards.”

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