Police investigating after human feces found in Coca-Cola cans
Police are investigating after human waste was found in Coca-Cola cans at one of the company's factories in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, according to the BBC.
Coca-Cola reportedly suspended production in the Helllenic Bottling Company factory last week when a few machines mysteriously became clogged.
The tainted shipment of cans that caused the problem, which may have been shipped from a facility in Germany, were immediately impounded.
A spokeswoman for Coca-Cola spoke to the Belfast Telegraph about the incident, saying, "At Coca-Cola, we take the safety and quality of our products extremely seriously. We are aware of an incident involving empty cans at our plant in Knockmore Hill, Lisburn. We are treating this matter extremely seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation in co-operation with the PSNI."
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) confirmed on Tuesday that it was investigating how the feces ended up in the soda cans.
"Detectives are investigating an incident at commercial premises in the Lisburn area following reports that a consignment of containers delivered to the premises had been contaminated," said a police spokesman. "The investigation is at an early stage and there are no further details available at this time."
The soft drink giant also added that this is an isolated incident that "does not affect any products currently on sale."
The source of the feces has not yet been identified.