Capri Sun Just Recalled 230,400 Juice Pouches Due to Chemical Contamination

The problem was discovered after consumers reported a weird taste.

What kid doesn’t look forward to enjoying a Capri Sun at lunch? It’s a classic, whether it’s paired with a homemade PB&J or tucked safely into Lunchables. Parents have even used the pouches to make Capri Sun popsicles this summer. With flavors like Pacific Cooler and Fruit Punch, it’s no wonder this drink is a kid-friendly thirst quencher—but if you bought a carton of Wild Cherry, it may be subject to this Capri Sun recall.

Why Was the Recall Issued?

Kraft Heinz announced the recall after cleaning solution was inadvertently introduced into a production line. It doesn’t seem like this was a malicious act—the cleaning solution normally is used on food processing equipment—but the chemicals obviously weren’t supposed to make it into the drink.

The issue was discovered after Kraft Heinz received consumer complaints about the taste of the affected product.  

How Do I Know If I Bought a Recalled Product? 

This recall affects approximately 5,760 cases of Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink Blend beverages. Each case includes four cartons that are shrink-wrapped together. Grocery stores sell Capri Sun by the carton. 

Only the Wild Cherry-flavored Capri Sun products with the package information below are affected. 

Manufacturer Code on Pouch

25JUN2023 WXX LYY ####

  • #### would be between 0733-0900 for recalled Capri Sun
  • XX may be 01, 02, 03, 04, 09, or 10
  • YY may be 01 through 12

Manufacturer Code on Carton

25JUN2023 WXX #### CT1404

  • #### would be between 0733-1000 for recalled Capri Sun
  • XX may be 01, 02, or 03

Case UPC

87684 00409 00 

 The “Best When Used By” date on the products is June 25, 2023. 

What Should I Do Next? 

Kraft Heinz is working with its distributors to remove any potentially impacted product from stores. Still, keep a careful eye on the packaging of any Capri Sun you plan to buy or already have at home. If you find a product affected by the Capri Sun recall, don’t drink it—return it to the store where it was purchased. You can also contact Kraft Heinz from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, at 1-800-280-8252 to receive a refund. 

Lara Eucalano
Lara is a writer, editor and gardener who loves to cook almost as much as she loves to eat. She will absolutely hop on a plane in search of good food!