Father warns other parents after finding mold in child's juice box pouches


A father in Indiana is warning other parents after he discovered a ‘mold-like’ substance in a Capri Sun pouch.

Cameron Hardwick posted on Facebook that his oldest asked for some juice as a treat after dinner. That is when he said he noticed something odd about it.

He said the amount in the pouch seemed “low in content” but he didn’t notice a hole.

He then shook up the package and found an unknown substance floating inside.

On their website, Capri Sun acknowledges reports of mold in their pouches and what they are doing to prevent it.

"It's a common, naturally occurring food mold. 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.”

“We care deeply about this issue and about the well-being of our moms, dads and kids. That's why we have invested millions of dollars in our packaging, quality and manufacturing processes to make our pouches even stronger and more resistant to air leaks. We recommend that parents gently squeeze each pound to check for leaks before serving Capri Sun to their kids. Any leaky or punctured pouches should be discarded.”

Hardwick’s post has more than 80,000 shares. He added he’ll never give the pouches to his children again.