An Irish Coca Cola factory is being investigated after ‘human waste’ was allegedly found in a shipment of cans.
The drinks company has confirmed that products currently on sale were not affected by the contamination, but it was launching a probe.
Factory workers were horrified when their night shift in the Lisburn, Co Antrim plant was disrupted when machines became clogged with what looked like faeces.
A source said:
It was absolutely horrible, and the machines had to be turned off for about 15 hours to be cleaned.
It was unusual because normally the cans come from somewhere else in the UK, but this time they apparently came from Germany.
The rumour is that some poor immigrants could have made that long journey in the lorry and that in their desperation were forced to use the cans instead of a toilet.
It’s really shocking – and beyond the shock of finding something pretty disgusting in the cans is the thought there could have been poor people in that situation. And if they did make that journey, where are they now?
Coco Cola said:
Coca-Cola 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 problem was identified immediately through our robust quality procedures and all of the product from the affected production was immediately impounded and will not be sold. This is an isolated incident and does not affect any products currently on sale.
The cans usually arrive without tops on ready to be filled with the fizzy drink before being sealed and sold across Northern Ireland.
What a…waste (sorry, not sorry).