Yakima family: There was a worm in our son's Capri Sun

Yakima family: There was a worm in our son's Capri Sun »Play Video
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Max Turnquist was sipping on his Capri Sun juice pouch when his straw clogged and he wound up face-to-face with something slimy.

"I didn't really know what it was," said the 12-year-old Yakima boy. "I was kind of like, 'Why is this in the juice box?"'

What the boy nearly swallowed still gives this West Valley family goose bumps. Out of the drink straw came out what lab technicians referred to as "the tail," according to Max's mother, Kim Turnquist.

The family believes that tail belonged to a worm. Their disgust has now turned into concern.

"Is there eggs in the juice? How long has it been there?" said Kim Turnquist.

Kim is especially worried as Max suffers from a heart condition that weakens his immune system.

"We're always a little over-concerned that if he catches something or eats something - ingests something, that it could cause problems to him," said Kim Turnquist.

When the family contacted Kraft Foods, which owns Capri Sun, the they were a little surprised by what they described as the company's "nonchalant" attitude. The family took their concerns to the Internet and learned they were far from alone.

An iReport story posted on CNN.com earlier this year showed what appears to be a worm poking out of a Capri Sun.

"The most frustrating part for me at least is how they deal with it, the Capri Sun company, that it just is really no big deal," said Max's father, Mark Turnquist.

When contacted by KIMA-TV, a Kraft Foods spokesperson said the company could not be sure what, exactly, was in Max's juice pouch, but added it could have been mold.

Kraft said any tiny hole in a Capri Sun pouch can let air in and cause mold to grow since the drink does not contain any preservatives. The company added it regrets the incident and said it planned to look into the case.

The Turnquists are having the found substance tested independently. The incident has also made them take a second look at all of their food.

"Everything we're eating lately, we keep looking and it's like 'Oh, what's in this?' It's kind of opened a bigger jar of worms," said Kim Turnquist.