Police are investigating reports that a consignment of cans due to be used at a Coca Cola factory in Northern Ireland were contaminated with suspected human waste.
The incident involved a shipment of empty cans that were delivered to a Coca Cola plant in Lisburn, County Antrim. Coke insisted the issue at the Lisburn factory was identified ‘immediately’ and had no impact on its products on sale. A spokeswoman said, “At Coca-Cola, we take the safety and quality of our products extremely seriously.
Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) are investigating the matter. We are aware of an incident involving empty cans at our plant in Lisburn.
“We are treating this matter extremely seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation in co-operation with the PSNI. This is an isolated incident and does not affect any products currently on sale”.
The Foods Standards Agency in Northern Ireland said it was aware of a “physical contamination incident”.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) in NI cannot comment further in order not to jeopardise that investigation.
An investigation has been launched after ‘Human Waste’ was found in Coca-Cola cans at a factory in Northern Ireland.
Coca Cola stressed this was an isolated incident that did not affect any products currently for sale.