Jun 12, 2010

What the hizzy? Capri Sun, mold? huh

Ya know, this one time I found a whole stick of spearamint gum in my burrito.
I about BLEW a gasket. Ok, I did blow a gasket. 
I freaked. I think I may have even cried. 
Cried because....I was hungry! DUH And we were already a good ways away from the taco bell.
GRRRR!

Another time, I found a hair on the same plate as my salad.
CHECK, please!

But I can honestly say that I have NEVER found anything that resembled this in my Capri Sun. .  .  .

capri sun mold

Capri Sun as in those yummy (yes, I said YUMMY but ONLY YUMMY when mold or JUNK is not floating around) little fruit juices. Are there real fruits in there? I'm not sure but I do know that there is sugar and I love sugar!

Anyhoo, I may have not found anything like the above but someone else did.
Yeah, Can you imagine?
uhhh EWWW!

Who's the lucky MOLD/MONSTER/OOGLY BOOGLY/WHATHEHECKISIT owner now?
Melissa Wiegand Brown found this WHATCHAMACALLIT in her capri sun pouch.

Now before you go all "NOT ANOTHER ONE!" on us let me explain that Melissa stated here that she was NOT looking to sue Kraft. She was simply wanting them to recall these particular capri sun products (the icky ones). I'm guessing Kraft doesn't think this is THAT serious because they declined the recall attempt.


Kraft did respond with this on their facebook page :

“We recently received word from a consumer about an issue with a Capri Sun pouch. We understand that some of you are concerned. Now that we’ve tested the material, we’ve confirmed it was mold. While unpleasant, it is not a safety issue. If this had been a safety issue, Kraft Foods certainly would have taken the necessary steps, including issuing a recall.

As a general food safety tip, please remember that because Capri Sun beverages don’t have preservatives, a leaky pouch can cause the beverage to spoil and discarding it is the right action to take.”
 
What are your thoughts (besides EWW!)?
Thirsty?

P to the S: The Capri Sun Mold/ Whateveryoucallit is pretty popular. He's even got his own facebook page.


P to the P to the S: If you do a search for "mold in juice" you will see that this sort of thing is pretty common in the juices without preservatives. Here's one of the articles found via a blog reader (Thanks Callie!) Look What I found in my Apple Juice



15 comments:

L.Howerter on June 12, 2010 at 6:48 PM said...

ugh! I am not a sue happy person, so I agree with her for not suing... I would still be pretty upset if I found this in my drink. But Imagine what is in those pouches that we CAN'T see.
One time, when I was a kid, I found a huge hunk of plastic wrap in a hotdog. I puked for about 20 minutes and couldn't eat hotdogs again for years after that.

Anything Fits A Naked Man on June 12, 2010 at 8:04 PM said...

Ewwwwwwww!!! That's about it, as far as MY thoughts are concerned!! Yikes!

Brittney on June 12, 2010 at 9:48 PM said...

i saw this on fb the other day... just gross and i for one will not buy capri sun now i mean can you imagine taking a big ole gulp of refreshing mold? EWWWW! haha

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com on June 12, 2010 at 11:30 PM said...

pretty nasty and the fact that they didn't do anything... um yeah no comment on that! Makes me not want to drink anything out of a pouch that I cannot see into anymore!

The Jacobsen Family! on June 12, 2010 at 11:30 PM said...

Ugh, I am nauseated!

Mickey on June 12, 2010 at 11:56 PM said...

Oh M G !! I think this is worse than feet! I will never drink out of something I can't see thru. Can't get that out of my head.
Mickey

Anonymous said...

EEEW! I Bet It Is An Old Apple That Just Plopped Its Self Right On In The Juice Then Some Idiot Poked A Hole In It (Probably By Accident) And Decided To Ship It Off To Florida Or Whatever And On The Way, (From China Of Course) It Molded And Turned Hard And Juicy. It IS 100% Fruit Juice Right? Hahaha I Made A Funny!

Gem on June 13, 2010 at 1:04 AM said...

*GAG*

I had no idea this is not uncommon...

Now I know...

*GAG* some more... =)

MELISSA WIEGAND BROWN said...

HI GUYS, IT'S ME, MELISSA WIEGAND BROWN... THE UNFORTUNATE CAPRI SUN OWNER, LOL... HERE'S MY WHOLE STORY/MISSION STATEMENT! HAVE A GREAT DAY! PLEASE FIND ME ON FB AND KEEP UP WITH WHAT'S GOING ON. DNA RESULTS... YES, WE ARE AWAITING OUR OWN INDEPENDENT LAB RESULTS... ARE STILL PENDING.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=62218&id=1344167118&l=2bfab892b1

Melissa Wiegand Brown I have never once said in any forum on facebook or anywhere else, including on my picture posts that I was suing, so get your facts straight!!!! My husband and I have concerns for children, and not just ours. I thank all of you who support me!!!!! We have asked Kraft to recall the lot of juice that matched ours and ...they hace declined to do so 3 times now. The place where the juice was purchased immediately pulled matching lots off of all of their stores shelves.... I am concerned that the store was so concerned for its customers, but Kraft is NOT. Is it really such a big deal to ease consumers minds by issuing a recall???? People are posting things out here that are not true!!!! I SAY ISSUE A RECALL WHEN A CONSUMER CALLS YOU AND SAYS “HEY, WE FOUND A LARGE, UNIDENTIFIABLE ITEM IN ONE OF YOUR CONSUMABLE PRODUCTS, THAT HAS NOT EXPIRED.” THAT WOULD BE MY MORAL OBLIGATION AS A COMPANY OWNER… HMMMM, JUST FOOD FOR THOUGHT. MY STANCE IS ISSUE A RECALL FIRST, TEST THE ITEM LATER! IT IT TURNS OUT TO BE A HOAX OR SOMETHING HARMLESS ALL A RECALL HAS DONE HAS PROTECTED YOUR CONSUMERS…. WAITING OVER A WEEK FOR LAB RESULTS TO COME IN SOUNDS REALLY IRRESPONSIBLE TO ME. KRAFT IS SUCH A LARGE CORPORATION IT WOULD NOT HAVE HURT TO HAVE RECALLED THE JUICE, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT BJ’S WHOLESALE CLUB DID WHEN I SHOWED THEM THE PICTURES AND THE BOX THE JUICE CAME IN… I AM ALSO READING THAT OTHER CITIES ARE ISSUING INDEPENDENT RECALLS ISSUED BY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE CONCERNED FOR US AMERICANS. ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, IS AN EXAMPLE THAT WAS FORWARDED TO ME TODAY, JUNE 14, 2010. PLEASE READ MY WHOLE STORY/MISSION STATEMENT BELOW:
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MELISSA WIEGAND BROWN said...

Melissa Wiegand Brown
I AM SO CONCERNED THAT A COMPANY WHO DOES SO MUCH BUSINESS WOULDN'T AUTOMATICALLY ISSUE A RECALL ON THE DAY AFTER LABOR DAY WHEN WE SPOKE DIRECTLY TO KRAFT OFFICIALS. IF SOMEONE FINDS A FOREIGN OBJECT IN A PRODUCT, ESPECIALLY FOOD, SHOULDN'T IT BE A COMPANIES MORAL OBLIGATION TO ITS CONSUMERS TO ISSUE AN IMMEDIATE RECALL OUT OF GENERAL CONCERN... See More????? INSTEAD THEY WAIT AND WAIT UNTIL THEY SAY THAT KRAFTS LAB SAYS ITS MOLD. LARRY AT KRAFT AGREED WITH ME THAT THE MOLD WAS UNACCEPTABLE. I HAVE HIS WORK AND HOME NUMBER. ANYONE WANT TO ASK LARRY SOME QUESTIONS????? I WOULD PERSONALLY LIKE TO SEE A RECALL... THEY HAVE THE NECESSARY INFO THAT WE VOLUNTARILY GAVE TO THEM... VIA THE SPECIMEN AND THE BOX THE JUICE WAS IN... AND SEE THEM TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THEIR PACKAGING PLANTS AND THE CLEANLINESS OF THE MACHINERY, AND I SUGGESTED TO LARRY THAT THEY SWITCH TO CLEAR POUCHES LIKE MINUTE MAID MAKES. LARRY SAID HE'D NOTE THAT. LET ME STATE AGAIN THAT THE PACKAGE WAS BOUGHT IN A BULK PACK AT BJ'S WHOLESALE. FOUR FLAVORS, 10 IN EACH BOX. EACH OF THE FOUR FLAVORS BOXES ARE SEALED WITH WHAT LOOKS LIKE GLUE... GENERALLY HARD TO OPEN... THEN THOSE FOUR ARE BUNDLED TOGETHER AND SHRINK-WRAPPED WITH CAPRI SUN LOGO PACKAGING AND ARE SHIPPED OFF TO COSTCOS, SAMS CLUBS, BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUBS, AND OTHER WHOLESALE/BULK SHOPPING STORES. I KNOW MY PERSONAL FRIENDS KNOW WHO WE ARE AND THAT THIS IS NO JOKE. BUT PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT I HAVE STATED I AM SUING. PEOPLE HAVE SAID THAT MY DNA LAB RESULTS ARE IN AND THAT THEY SAY THAT THE FINDINGS WERE MOLD.... COMPLETELY FALSE!!!!! WE ARE LOOKING AT AT LEAST A COUPLE OF WEEKS HERE BEFORE RESULTS ARE IN! ALSO, SOMEONE SAID THAT SHE LOOKED AT MY PICTURES AND SAID "OF COURSE IT'S MOLD IT WAS SMEARED ALL OVER THE JUICE POUCH".... HOW FUNNY IS THAT COMMENT???? PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COPY AND PASTE THIS TO THEIR FB PAGE SINCE I CANNOT. AGAIN, WE ARE A HUMBLE MILITARY FAMILY. WE HAVE NO ATTORNEY. WE HOPE THAT INDEPENDENT DNA RESULTS SHOW THAT THE OBJECT IS INDEED MOLD OR FRUIT. WE ARE DISAPPOINTED THAT THERE IS STILL NO RECALL. I THINK THAT'S JUST BAD BUSINESS. WE ARE NOT BOYCOTTING KRAFT, WE ARE NOT SUING KRAFT, WE STILL BUY KRAFT PRODUCTS. OUR DAUGHTER ATE KRAFT MAC N CHEESE FOR DINNER LAST NIGHT. I THINK THIS IS A RED FLAG AND ALL COMPANIES SHOULD CHECK AND DOUBLE CHECK THE CLEANLINESS OF THEIR PLANTS, MACHINERY, LOOK AT WAYS THAT THEY CAN MAKE THEIR PRODUCTS SAFER, AND USE THIS EXPERIENCE TO MAKE KRAFT CUSTOMERS CUSTOMERS FOR LIFE AND NOT ALIENATE THEM.
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MELISSA WIEGAND BROWN said...

Melissa Wiegand Brown
WE HAVE NEVER SAID ANYTHING BAD ABOUT KRAFT. WE WANT PEOPLE AWARE THAT THERE COULD BE MOLD IN YOUR CHILDRENS JUICES!!!! I AM STEPPING UP AND DOING THE RIGHT THING BY MAKING PEOPLE AWARE!!! I THINK KRAFT SHOULD SWITCH TO CLEAR POUCHES, SUCH AS YOU CAN FIND MADE BY MINUTE MAID, AND MY SECOND CONCERN IS THAT MOLD JUST DOESN'T SPAWN OUT OF THE BLUE... See More. THERE HAD TO HAVE BEEN A MOLD SPORE THAT GOT INTO THE POUCH, MOST LIKELY DURING PROCESSING WHEN THE POUCH WAS PUNCTURED, WHICH KRAFT HAS ADMITTED TO THAT THIS HAPPENS. IS THEIR MACHINERY CLEAN AND SAFE???? MOLD DOESN'T APPEAR OUT OF THE BLUE. MY CONCERN AT THIS POINT IS THAT WE SUSPECT THAT A MOLD SPORE WAS MOST LIKELY ON THE MACHINERY THAT PUNCTURED THE JUICE POUCH AND THAT'S HOW THIS GOT STARTED. AND NEED I REMIND EVERYONE THAT WE ARE HAVING AN INDEPENDENT LAB DO DNA ANALYSIS. KRAFTS LAB IS THE ONE STATING THAT IT IS MOLD. THE JURY IS STILL OUT FOR MY FAMILY. ONCE AGAIN I AM GOING TO ASK THAT KRAFT ISSUE A RECALL FOR CONCERNED CITIZENS. WE MEAN NO MALICIOUS HARM OR INTENT OR TO SCARE THE PUBLIC. I COULD NOT GET A COMMENT ON WHAT TYPE OF MOLD THAT KRAFT FOUND FROM THE SAMPLE THAT WE VOLUNTARILY GAVE TO THEM.... WE HAVE BEEN IN COMMUNICATION WITH KRAFT DIRECTLY. WE ARE COOPERATING WITH THEM. ALONG WITH THE SPECIMEN WE GAVE THEM, WHICH WAS APPROXIMATELY 1/3 OF THE "THING" IN MY DAUGHTERS JUICE, WE ALSO GAVE THEM THE BOX IT WAS PACKED IN SO THAT THEY WOULD HAVE LOT NUMBERS IN HOPES OF A RECALL. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BOX OF APPLE SPLASH 100% JUICE SAT IN OUR AIR CONDITIONED HOME AFTER IT WAS PURCHASED. THE BOX WAS NOT WET, THERE WAS NO LEAKING JUICE IN THE PANTRY, IT WAS ONLY UPON OPENING THE BOX OF JUICE AND PULLING OUT THE TOP POUCH THAT MY HUSBAND FELT THE STICKY POUCH. WHAT WAS A SMALL HOLE IMMEDIATELY BECAME LARGER FROM THE PRESSURE OF PICKING IT UP, ASSUMABLY BECAUSE OF FERMENTING GASES INSIDE THE BLOATED PACKAGE. IT IMMEDIATELY STARTED GUSHING ON THE COUNTERTOP AND FLOOR. MY HUSBAND RUSHED IT TO THE SINK TO SIMPLY EMPTY IT AND THROW IT IN THE TRASH. IT WAS THEN THAT WE NOTICED A FERMENTED ALCOHOL SMELL THAT QUICKLY CONSUMED OUR ENTIRE DOWNSTAIRS OF OUR HOME. AFTER THE POUCH WAS DRAINED MY HUSBAND NOTICED IT STILL FELT HEAVY, SO HE FELT OF IT AND FELT A LARGE SOLID OBJECT INSIDE. HE YELLED FOR ME TO GRAB THE CAMERA AND TAKE PICTURES AS HE SLICED OPEN THE POUCH WITH ONE OF OUR KITCHENAID KNIVES. WE WERE IMMEDIATELY IN SHOCK AND AWE AS TO WHAT WAS INSIDE. PLEASE LOOK AT MY PUBLIC PHOTO ALBUM FOR THE PICTURES. THE ALBUM IS ENTITLED CAPRI SUN. WE ARE WAITING FOR DNA LAB RESULTS, WHICH TAKE TIME. I ASK THAT EVERYONE PLEASE BE PATIENT ON WAITING FOR US TO GET THE RESULTS BACK. MY MESSAGE IS THAT THERE ARE PROBABLY THINGS KRAFT CAN BE DOING TO KEEP THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN. ALSO THEY DECLINED TO COMMENT TO ME, PERSONALLY, ON HOW MANY OF THESE REPORTS THEY HAVE. I AM SIMPLY NOT SATISFIED AT THIS POINT WITH KRAFTS RESPONSE. WE ARE NOT BOYCOTTING KRAFT, WE'RE NOT SUING KRAFT.... WE'RE A HUMBLE MILITARY FAMILY OUT FOR CHILDREN'S SAFETY AWARENESS! IN FACT, FOR DINNER LAST NIGHT MY DAUGHTER, WHO IS 4.5, ATE KRAFT MACARONI AND CHEESE.... HER FAVORITE :)
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Melissa Wiegand Brown SINCE KRAFT HAS BLOCKED ME CAN YOU GUYS ADVOCATE FOR ME PLEASE???? THE FACTS ARE WE ARE NOT SUING KRAFT. WE FED BETH KRAFT MAC N CHEESE FOR DINNER LAST NIGHT. WE DID NOT TAMPER WITH THE PACKAGING. KRAFT SAYS MOLD HAPPENS AND THEIR POUCHES GET PUNCTURED. AGAIN I ASKED THEM FOR THE 5TH TIME FOR A RECALL. THEY WILL ...NOT COMMENT ON THE TYPE OF MOLD AND THEY WILL NOT COMMENT ON THE AMOUNT OF CLAIMS LIKE OURS.
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strawrose said...

It looks like the company would rather pay off lawsuits than spend money on recall. She should sue them anyway.

Alice on June 15, 2010 at 10:55 PM said...

gag.me. that is freaking NASTY! And how did they find it, anyway? Considering you can't see inside those little pouches...you'd have to cut it open. Something I've never actually thought of doing. But now I'm pretty sure I won't ever drink one again.

Stopping by from Tuesday Tornado blog hop.

Alice @ Life With Vivian

Anonymous said...

I thought the pouch was punctured before she found the object...how does she know that the item didn't grow in there after it was punctured vs was there when the juice was made.

She lives in FL, it is hot and humid there. If it was sitting in a non-refridgerated place it is likely that something would grow since it doesn't contain preservatives. I'm not trying to defend Kraft but let's think about it for a minute.

I'm not sure a recall is needed if it happened after the item was punctured and that is maybe why Kraft is not recalling it.

If it were found in a package that was sealed, then I would be concerned.

Also Melissa, there is not need to type in ALL CAPS, that is annoying!

Anonymous said...

The truth is out there and let it be known that she said at least twice in her original postings that she planned to sue Kraft and she has been doing nothing but bad mouthing them and saying that she will not release her lab's reports to them. They offered her a very generous refund even which she refused. And she has resorted to scare tactics and threats in direct violation of the Facebook code of conduct and is a cyberbully in direct violation of the FBI Internet Crimes division.

 

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