An Indiana father posted photos and a video on social media, warning parents to inspect their child’s juice pouches.
“It seems low in content, I take a closer look at the packaging and don't notice a hole or anything. So I shake it up some, only to find an unknown substance floating around in the package,” Hardwick says in the video. “To say we are irate would be an understatement.”
Capri Sun addresses the issue of mold on the frequently asked questions section of its website. Seven questions address the possibility of mold.
Addressing the question, “Will the mold make my child sick?” Capri Sun website reads, “The mold is naturally-occurring, and we understand your concerns. That’s why we created our clear bottom pouches so you can check for mold before enjoying your Capri Sun, while still remaining committed to keeping our drinks free of artificial preservatives.”
"We care deeply about this issue and about the well-being of our moms, dads and kids," reads the Capri Sun response to the question, "What are you doing to prevent mold in Capri Sun pouches?"
"That's why we have invested millions of dollars in our packaging, quality and manufacturing processes to make our pouches even stronger and more resistant to air leaks. We recommend that parents gently squeeze each pouch to check for leaks before serving Capri Sun to their kids. Any leaky or punctured pouches should be discarded," the site reported.
Hardwick used a Facebook post Monday to note that officials with Kraft, the parent company of Capri Sun, had reached out and sent a third party to visit him and collect the pouch for testing.
The results, he said, revealed a “micro-puncture" in the package, which allowed oxygen to enter the pouch and create the mold.
Capri Sun officials also answered Hardwick’s post:
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