TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - News 10 brought you the story of a Terre Haute father who found what he called mold in his daughter's package of Capri Sun. Now, scientists are confirming his suspicions.
"The mold that was grown in the capri sun is a species of penicillium and that's a common mold," Microbiologist Kathleen Dannelly said.
Penicillium, is related to the mold that makes penicillin. It's like what you'd find on bread when it's gone bad, just like officials from Kraft told us recently in a statement.
"It would be an organism that you could ingest and probably would not hurt you," Dannelly said. However, she is still very concerned.
She said if penicillium was able to grow in the pouch, then other more harmful organisms may be able to grow there as well.
News 10 told Brian Rider, whose daughter found the mold, about the results. He agrees no matter how common the mold, it should have never gotten in the drink.
"I think think Kraft needs to look at the issue in their quality control department, and at least find out how it got in there," Rider said.
Meanwhile, Dannelly doesn't suggest throwing out all of your Capri Suns.
However, she says when dealing with the drink, you should check the packages for holes and abnormalities. If you notice anything strange, don't drink it.
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