It is no big secret that Coke is not good for you, but in case you needed another reason not to drink it, here you go! Police have launched as investigation after “human waste” was found in a shipment of Coke cans.
A factory is Lisburn, Ireland was shut down last week when machines became clogged with the waste. According to BBC, police are now investigating reports that a consignment shipment may have been contaminated.
“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,” said a spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
The cans came from Germany, but they arrived to the plant without tops and are filled with coke before being sold across the country.
“It was absolutely horrible, and the machines had to be turned off for about 15 hours to be cleaned,” a source reportedly told the Belfast Telegraph. “It was unusual because normally the cans come from somewhere else in the UK, but this time they apparently came from Germany.
“The rumor 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.
“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?”
Coca-Cola has since responded to concerns, 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.”
I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t really make me feel any better. I think I’ll stick to water, thanks! What about you?