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It’s back-to-school time, and before you throw a juice pouch in your kid’s lunch, you’re gonna want to know about this Capri Sun recall that’s happening.

On Aug. 12, 2022, parent company Kraft Heinz announced that they voluntarily recalled thousands of cases of their Capri Sun juice pouches.

Why is there a Capri Sun recall? Which products are affected? What do you do if you have the recalled Capri Sun juice pouches. We’ll tell you everything you need to know — including how to get your money back.

By the way, we are always on top of recalls, so bookmark our food recalls page to see the latest ones.


Why is there a Capri Sun recall?

Kid drinking Capri Sun pouch -- still from Instagram video

Courtesy of Capri Sun

Kraft Heinz initiated a voluntary recall of their Capri Sun juice pouches after the company received complaints about the drink’s strange taste.

After an internal investigation, Kraft Heinz discovered that a diluted cleaning solution — commonly used on food processing equipment — was mistakenly mixed into the Capri Sun production line.

Although no illnesses have been reported from consuming the contaminated drinks, 5,760 cases of Capri Sun were recalled (which means nearly a quarter-million pouches).


Which products are affected by the recall?

Not every Capri Sun variety is part of the recall. Only the Wild Cherry flavor has been recalled.

But if you have some Wild Cherry Capri Sun on hand, check your package for a Best By date of June 15, 2023 and a UPC of 0-8768400100-4.

You can find the “Best By” date on the bottom or side of the case.



What should you do if you have the recalled Capri Sun product?

bag being held at target returns

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If you have recalled Capri Suns, don’t drink them. You could just throw them away, but why would you do that when you can get your money back? Bring the Wild Cherry Capri Suns to the store where you bought them to get a full refund.

If you have questions about the recall or getting a refund, call 1-800-280-8252.



There's a Capri Sun Recall, Just in Time for School Lunch