A thorough investigation was conducted after what appears to be human waste was found inside empty Coca-cola cans delivered at an Irish factory.
The production was stopped when the night shift crew discovered the machines were clogged with the waste-filled cans at the Knockmore Hill Facility in Lisburn, Ireland on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
“It was unusual because normally the cans come from somewhere else in the UK, but this time they apparently came from Germany,” a source told the Irish Independent.
The cans reportedly reached the plant without cover; ready to be filled with the carbonated liquid for delivery across Northern Ireland.
The Coca-cola Company stressed out that the issue has to be taken extremely seriously, thus the machines had to be shut down for 15 hours to undergo massive cleanup.
“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 company told the Belfast Telegraph in a press statement.
Furthermore, the Police Service in Northern Ireland (PSNI) is taking its active investigation on the problem.
“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. The investigation is at an early stage and there are no further details available at this time,” a spokesman from the PSNI said.