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The Independent UK
The Independent UK
Gustaf Kilander

More than 5,000 cases of Capri Sun recalled over possible cleaning solution contamination

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More than 5,000 cases of Capri Sun have been recalled by manufacturer Kraft Heinz because of a possible cleaning solution contamination.

The company said on Friday that it was recalling about 5,760 cases of Capri Sun Wild Cherry.

The recall comes after a diluted cleaning solution was unintentionally added to a production line in one of the company’s factories, WXIN reported.

The cleaning solution is meant to be applied to food processing equipment.

Kraft Heinz became aware of the issue after multiple people complained about the taste of the drink.

The company is working with retailers and distributors of the drink to remove the possibly contaminated products from shelves.

A customer who has purchased a possibly contaminated item may return it where it was bought for a refund.

The best used by date on the products is 25 June 2023, the company said in a statement.

Kraft Heinz can be reached at 1-800-280-8252 to “see if a product is part of the recall and to receive reimbursement,” the company said, adding that it’s “committed to upholding the highest safety and quality standards”.

A spokesperson for Capri Sun GB told The Independent in a statement that “Kraft-Heinz, the Capri-Sun licensing partner in the US, has been mentioned in the media due to a voluntary recall of approximately 5,760 cases of Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink products. This is happening in the United States only and there is no risk of a serious health issue”.

“Capri-Sun’s produced in GB are made by a different manufacturer and are not impacted by the US recall in any way. At Capri-Sun, we’re committed, as always to a high standard of quality, as the safety of our consumers is paramount,” the spokesperson added. “If anyone does have concerns over their product, we encourage them to contact the relevant customer support line in the GB which can be found on the back of their Capri-Sun products.”

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