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Police investigate human waste found in Coca-Cola cans at factory in Ireland

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Police are looking into how human waste ended up in a batch of Coca-Cola drink cans at one of the company’s factories in Northern Ireland.
Employees working the night shift at the Lisburn soda plant were disrupted last week when a consignment of cans clogged one of their machines — that’s when they made the grotesque discovery, The Guardian reported.
The cans arrive at the plant without their tops and are then filled with soda before being sealed and sold.
Coca-Cola suspended all night-time processing as soon as they learned of the incident and seized all the affected cans. The beverage giant additionally emphasized none of the contaminated product made it to sale.
“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 said in a statement cited by the Belfast Telegraph. “This is an isolated incident and does not affect any products currently on sale.”
The Police Service of Northern Ireland told the Guardian it had opened an investigation into the matter.
Pat Catney, a local politician for the Lagan Valley area told the BBC the incident “beggars belief.”
“I am not sure how contamination could have come about. They are sticklers for hygiene, cleanliness and about contamination,” he said. “We shall have to wait for the police investigation. But this 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.”

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