Investigation Launched After Human Waste Found In Coke Cans
An investigation has been launched after "human waste" was allegedly found in a shipment of Coca Cola cans at a factory in Europe.
The empty cans are believed to have been delivered to the facility in Northern Ireland from Germany; factory workers on the night shift attempting to fill the cans with the famous soft drink were "horrified" to discover their machines had become clogged with what appeared to be poo.
"It was absolutely horrible, and the machines had to be turned off for about 15 hours to be cleaned," a source said.
"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 though there could have been poor people in that situation.
"And if they did make that journey, where are they now?"
Coca Cola have confirmed that no products currently on sale have been contaminated - thankfully - but said in a statement that they are taking the matter "extremely seriously".
"We are aware of an incident involving empty cans at our plant in Knockmore Hill, Lisburn," the company said. "We are treating this matter extremely seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation in co-operation with the PSNI [Northern Ireland police].
"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."