Police Are Investigating After Cans at Coca-Cola Factory Were Contaminated With Feces


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Police were called in to investigate after Coca-Cola cans at a factory in Northern Ireland were filled with the wrong kind of brown substance.

Coca-Cola notified the police after a shipment of cans that were to be filled with the sugary beverage arrived instead contamined with feces. On Tuesday, the Police Service of Northern Ireland confirmed it is investigating the incident that occurred at Hellenic Bottling Company factory in Lisburn, Co Antrim, according to the Guardian.

“Coca-Cola takes the safety and quality of our products extremely seriously," the company said in a statement.

“We are aware of an incident involving empty cans at our plant in Knockmore Hill, Lisburn. We are treating this matter extremely seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation in co-operation with the PSNI.

“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 Food Standards Agency confirmed that none of the contaminated cans hit the market.

No word yet on whether the contamination was done maliciously or just the result of an employee's doing a sh*tty job.