Capri Sun products withdrawn from stores in St. Lucia after mould-like-substance complaints

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Capri Sun products withdrawn from stores in St. Lucia after mould-like-substance complaints


Capri Sun products have been withdrawn from stores in St. Lucia as a “precautionary measure” after customers complained about the discovery of a “mould-like” substance in the juice packages, according to a press statement.

The issue came to public attention when St. Lucia News Online broke the story in a March 19, 2018 report in which several parents complained that slimpy clumps were dioscovered in the Capri Sun drink given to their children.

In the statement issued today, March 29, 2018,  Jamaican company GraceKennedy confirmed that they have received complaints from five of its customers about a mould-like substance found in Capri Sun products, distributed in St. Lucia on their behalf by Massy Distributors and Massy Stores.

The statement said the Capri Sun products were withdrawn from local stores earlier this week as a precautionary measure while further tests are being carried out.

The company also explained how the mould-like substance got into the products.

Below is the full statement from Grace Kennedy

We wish to advise the public that we have received complaints from five of our customers about a mould-like substance found in Capri Sun products, distributed in St. Lucia on our behalf by Massy Distributors and Massy Stores.

Since the reports surfaced, our quality checks done on several batches of products revealed the presence of tiny leaks in the packaging of a small percentage of products which may have affected the quality of the contents.

Earlier this week, Capri Sun products were withdrawn from stores in St. Lucia as a precautionary measure while further tests are being conducted.

As licensed manufacturers of the product on behalf of trademark owners Capri Sun AG, we deem this action necessary. We wish to assure our customers that we make every effort to ensure that our products are of the highest quality standards.

Capri-Sun products are made without preservatives. If, however, air gets into a pouch, even through a tiny hole not visible to the eye, this could affect the contents. Tiny holes, although extremely rare, can occur at any time, from manufacturing through to the shelf-loading process. Again, these instances are rare, and more than 99.99 percent of pouches never have a defect.

Consumers with Capri Sun products may return these to any Massy Store in St Lucia for a full refund, if they have any concerns.

GraceKennedy wishes to assure consumers that their safety is paramount and that providing safe, high quality products to our consumers remains our number one priority.

Consumers with questions may call Massy Stores Customer Care, Tel: 1-758-457-2404. They may also send queries by email to [email protected] or to [email protected]

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  1. Found a black slimy mass in Capri Sun Fruit Punch yesterday. Purchased from Walmart in Okeechobee, Florida. Expiration date 04January2018. Shaped like a leaf and about 2-3”. Have pics and called Capri Sun.

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  2. It good for url , grapefruit,mango and guava in a bottle too low class. Look it poison . Hope we learn our lesson and use our healthy local fruits

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  3. Exposes the investigative and testing capacity of our Bureau of Standards. Does it have testing capabilities or very easy access to a facility of that nature. We cannot only rely on the sincerity and accuracy of information from the exporter country of a particular suspect product to influence our decisions. They might have their interests to protect and so we must have our independent means.

    Things people consume is too important a factor for their to be consumption suspicions. Grave illness and even death can be possible consequences. Some time ago it was corned beef from Brazil and now this juice. Up to now no word on the 'alcohol' liquid which resulted in four deaths.

    Whether we are too lazy or not to make our own juices there is no excuse and it must be a governmental responsibility to have in place functional agencies to protect the well being of citizens.

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    • Last year Massey claimed that they don't take these accusations likely after I exposed then with their plastic cheese. I'm just hoping that the profit grabbers and Massey can pay the price when the results of their deadly products are announced by the media with certification from the FDA.......

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  4. Taking it off shelves is not the end of the story, massy has to pass a change so I can bring my child tapion.. the system trying n x out do yutes

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  5. I am confused as to the statement that Capri Sun products have been removed from Supermarket shelves. Up to Thursday Evening (Yes Holy Thursday) I saw Capri Sun juice packs on sale at a Supermarket in St Lucia. So what really is going on. Corporate not communicating with the branches island wide.

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  6. Why the heck are we drinking these sugar laden poisonous concoctions when we have the real pure organic fruits spoiling on the ground?I do not know what is mixed up in these drinks cartons...do you??As we can see life is very fragile with diabetes and cancer knocking us down left right and centre..i know death is inevitable but i will go down fighting..This means that we should eat,drink more organic and real foods etc...one love

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