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Father posts PSA after he finds mold in kids' juice pouch

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(Associated Press)

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WSET) -- A father in Indiana has posted a 'Public Service Announcement' about what he found in his child's juice box pouch.

Cameron Hardwick posted a video and photos on Facebook showing what looks like mold in a Capri Sun pouch.

Hardwick wrote that he grabbed the pouch out of the fridge and 'noticed something odd about it.'

He said the amount of juice seemed low, but there was no hole in the package.

Hardwick then said he shook the Capri Sun, which revealed something floating in the package.

In his video, he cuts off the top of the juice pouch and pours it out where you see 'some kind of mold' fall out.

Hardwick told Fox 10 Phoenix that Kraft Foods reached out to him after his post went viral on Facebook.

He claims a representative came to his house to pick up the juice pouch to send to a 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 and pictures," Hardwick said.

Capri Sun's website acknowledges reports of mold in their pouches.

"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."

Capri Sun writes that they care about the issue and have invested millions of dollars in their packaging and manufacturing processes to make their pouches stronger to resist air leaks.

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