Aug. 16, 2022 – More than 5,700 cases of Capri Sun Wild Cherry drinks are being recalled due to potential contamination with a cleaning solution, according to a recall notice from Kraft Heinz.
A diluted cleaning solution, which is used on food processing equipment, was accidently put into a production line at one of the company’s factories. Only the Wild Cherry flavor with certain package information was affected.
“The issue was discovered after we received several consumer complaints about the taste of the affected product,” Kraft Heinz said in the statement. “The company is actively working with retail partners and distributors to remove potentially impacted product from circulation.”
Consumers who bought these products should not drink them and can return them to the stores where they were purchased, Kraft Heinz said.
The products include a “best when used by” date of June 25, 2023. The drink is sold in foil pouches that are packed in paperboard cartons.
The manufacturer code on the pouch is “25JUN2023 WXX LYY ####,” where XX ranges from 01 to 10, YY ranges from 01 to 12, and #### ranges from 0733 to 0900. The manufacturer code on the carton is “25JUN2023 WXX #### CT1404,” where XX ranges from 01 to 03 and #### ranges from 0733 to 1000. The carton UPC code is 087684001004.
Consumers can call Kraft Heinz at 800-280-8252 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to check if a product is part of the recall and to get a refund.
The news comes after Kraft Heinz issued a recall last November for certain Country Time Lemonade, Kool-Aid, Tang, and Arizona Tea powdered beverage products due to the presence of foreign material, including small pieces of metal or glass that were introduced during production.