Capri Sun recalled over cleaning product contamination fears
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More than 5,700 cases of Capri Sun have been recalled over fears the drinks may have been contaminated with cleaning product.
Kraft Heinz - which produces the juice drink in North America - announced on Friday (12 August) that it would be voluntarily recalling Wild Cherry flavoured pouches with a 'best when used by date' of 25 June 2023.
The company said it was recalling the drinks after receiving numerous complaints about the taste, and anyone with one of the pouches is being advised not to drink it.
A statement read: "Kraft Heinz is announcing a voluntary recall of approximately 5,760 cases of Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavoured Juice Drink Blend beverages.
"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.
"The 'Best When Used By' date on the products is 25 June, 2023.
"The issue was discovered after we received several consumer complaints about the taste of the affected product."
The statement continued: "The Company is actively working with retail partners and distributors to remove potentially impacted product from circulation.
"Consumers who purchased these items should not consume the product and can return it to the store where it was purchased.
"Consumers can contact Kraft Heinz from 9 am to 6 pm. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, at 1-800-280-8252 to see if a product is part of the recall and to receive reimbursement.
"Kraft Heinz is committed to upholding the highest safety and quality standards."
Earlier this summer, Heinz was embroiled in a pricing row with Tesco, resulting in the company's popular products - such as beans and ketchup - being in short supply at the UK's biggest supermarket.
According to reports, bosses at Tesco had been displeased by the rising prices for Heinz products, as they try to compete with discount retailers Aldi and Lidl.
During the spat, it is understood that Heinz suspended deliveries to the supermarket chain.
Ultimately though, the firms were able to reach a resolution.
In a joint statement issued on 8 July, the companies said: "Tesco and Heinz are pleased to have reached an agreement that will see the full range of Heinz products return to Tesco shelves and online, continuing to offer our customers great value on the nation's favourite Heinz varieties.
"Lorries full of Heinz products including Heinz Tomato Ketchup and Heinz Beanz will hit the road shortly, and Tesco colleagues will be working hard to ensure shelves are filled again over the coming days.
"With British summertime finally here, Tesco shoppers will be able to get all the essentials they need for their perfect summer salad or barbecue, including the Heinz varieties they know and love. It's great to be back together."
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