Capri Sun juice makers release statement on mold found in pouches

Complaints on mold in juice has happened before

After pictures of Capri Sun juice pouches containing mold went viral on social media sites, like Facebook, the Capri Sun officials released a statement earlier this month.

The statement said:

"We've noticed that there has been loads of discussion on Facebook around a photo of a Capri Sun pouch containing mold.  The safety of our products and well-being of our consumers are our top priorities, and we appreciate your openness and the concerns that have been expressed here on our page.  We feel it is important that you have the most accurate and up-to-date information from us.

While we have not had the opportunity to examine the affected product, the substance appears to be mold. When we have had the chance to have an independent lab analyze a sample in the past, it was confirmed to be similar to common bread mold. Among the many, many millions of pouches we sell each year, it does happen from time to time because the product is preservative free. A statement is included on all cartons telling consumers to discard any leaking or damaged packages. If mold does occur, we completely agree that it can be unsightly and gross, but it is not harmful and is more of a quality issue rather than a safety issue.

We regularly check our quality control records, product samples and recent consumer contacts for issues or patterns and we don’t see anything that indicates this is a broader problem. In regard to the use of clear pouches, we have tried that but found that combining two different packaging materials (front and back) created manufacturing problems. We welcome open feedback, as many of us are parents too, and care deeply about what our kids and your kids drink. 

While we hope this as help answer some of your most pressing concerns, we invite you to visit our FAQ tab for more information.

According to the person who posted the picture, the boy who was drinking it said it tasted funny.  The mom then tasted the drink herself, cut it open and found nothing but mold inside.

The mom also said the pouch had an expiration date of April 2013.

This incident is not the first time the juice makers have received complaints of the pouches containing mold.  Other incidents have occurred in 2010 and 2012.

Capri Sun is distributed in the United States by Kraft Foods, Inc.

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