As Cameron Hardwick was just about to give his three year old daughter a Capri Sun as a treat, he noticed something strange floating in the pouch.
It turns out, it was mold!
He posted about the incident on Facebook to warn other parents.
He said, "I grabbed one out of the refrigerator and notice something odd about it... it seems low in content, I take a closer look at the packaging and didn't notice a hole or anything."
He continued saying that he proceeded to shake up the Capri Sun, "only to find an unknown substance floating around in the package."
Cameron posted another Facebook post as an update and said that the makers of Capri Sun, Kraft Heinz, reached out to him.
Cameron said, "A third party company came to the house to pick up the 'sample' & package the following day, then sent it to the lab for testing.. they came back with the results a few days later and said there was a 'micro-puncture' in the package allowing oxygen to enter the pouch and create the mold seen in the video/pictures"
This is so gross!
Apparently this happens often considering the first question in the list of "FAQ about what's in Our Products" on Capri Sun's website is, "Help! I found mold in my Capri Sun pouch. Will it make my child sick?"
The reply on the website says, "It's unpleasant, but it's unlikely to make you or child sick. Although it's rare, it is possible for food mold to grow inside containers of preservative-free juice drinks if the pouch is compromised or punctured in any way on its journey from our facilities to your grocery stores."
Capri Sun continues saying, "The mold is naturally-occurring, and we understand your concerns. That's why we created our clear bottom pouches so you can check for mold before enjoying your Capri Sun."
The company recommends to parents that they should "gently squeeze each pouch to check for leaks before serving Capri Sun to their kids."
What do you think about this?