By Eva Buckley
Police have been involved in an investigation at a Coca-Cola factory in Co.Antrim where there were reports that human waste was found in a shipment.
A delivery to the Knockmore factory that was believed to have been shipped from Germany, contained empty cans of Coca-Cola and unexpectedly, human waste.
The PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) was called in to carry out an investigation at the factory to find out how this could have happened.
Production Machinery is said to have been obstructed when the factory workers noticed the supposed human waste last week.
A spokesperson for the company said:
“We are treating this matter extremely seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation in cooperation with the PSNI. The problem was identified immediately through our robust quality procedures and all of the product from the affected batch was immediately impounded and will not be sold.”
Coca-Cola has said that all contaminated items were prevented from entering the public market and that no products on sale are affected.
UK’s Food Standards Authority said that they were aware of the situation but could not comment further in order not to jeopardise an investigation from the PSNI and the Environmental Health Unit of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council.