Police investigating after ‘human waste’ found in empty Coke cans

Police are investigating after cans delivered to a Coca Cola factory in Northern Ireland appeared to have been contaminated with suspected human waste.

The problem occurred at a Coke factory in Co Antrim where empty cans are filled with the drink before being sealed and sold across Northern Ireland.

Coke said the problem at their plant in Lisburn was “identified immediately through our robust quality procedures”.

They also reassured the public that this was an “isolated incident” and had not affected any products currently on sale.

“All of the product from the affected batch was immediately impounded and will not be sold”, a Coca Cola spokeswoman said.

“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 confirmed they were investigating reports that a consignment of containers had been contaminated, but said there were no further details available at this time.

The Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland also said it was aware of a “physical contamination incident”.

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