Coca-Cola factory in Lisburn, Northern Ireland shuts after finding ‘human waste’ contamination.
Coca-cola have managed to market their way out of many problems, being on the most unhealthy drinks on the market hasn’t stopped them from being one of the richest companies in the world.
But it might take them a while to shake off this story. A Coca-cola factory in Ireland had to be shut down and the police called in after human waste which was later identified as feces was found in the canning process.
Representatives from the company said that the contaminant was found in a shipment of empty cans that came from overseas which were waiting to be filled with cola in the Irish factory.
Police were reportedly called to the scene at the Hellenic Bottling Company and production was halted until the factory was deemed clean.
The representatives stressed that no contaminated cans made their way out of the factory.
A spokesperson for PSNI said:
“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.”
The news spread through the community as one local offered up a potential reason as to how the waste could have got into the cans.
An unnamed source told the Belfast Telegraph:
“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.”
The spokesperson reassured the public, saying:
“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.”