(TIML NEWS) Police have launched an investigation after human waste was discovered in a shipment of Coke cans.
Coca-Cola have confirmed none of the products on sale is affected following the gross find.
We reveal all.
Where was the human waste in Coca-Cola found?
The discovery was made at the Knockmore Hill facility in Lisburn, Ireland.
The affected cans arrived from a German supplier that hadn’t been used previously
The night shift at the factory was disrupted when stunned workers peeked into the cans and saw the waste after the machines became clogged.
A source told the Irish Independent: “It was absolutely horrible, and the machines had to be turned off for about 15 hours to be cleaned.
“It was unusual because normally the cans come from somewhere else in the UK, but this time they apparently came from Germany.”
How did human waste get into Coca-Cola?
The source told the paper: “The rumor is that some poor immigrants could have made that long journey in the [truck] 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 thought there could have been poor people in that situation.
“And if they did make that journey, where are they now?”
the cans arrive at the factory without tops on, and are then filled with drink before being sealed and sold across Northern Ireland.
Is Coke being recalled after human waste was found?
No. Coke has confirmed the shock discovery was an isolated incident and didn’t affect any products currently on sale.
All affected cans have been impounded.
The machines at the plant were turned off for around 15 hours to be cleaned.
Coca-Cola said: “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.”
Local politician Pat Catney said the incident “beggars belief.”
“I am not sure how contamination could have come about,” he said. “They are sticklers for hygiene, cleanliness and about contamination.
We shall have to wait for the police investigation. But it is a state-of-the art factory. I have been around it and this is one of the most professional set-ups I have ever seen.”
Are police investigating the discovery at Coca-Cola?
Northern Irish police confirmed they were probing last week’s find.
A spokesman 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.”