We all enjoy the refreshing fizzy sweetness that is Coca-Cola, now, in the summer, more than ever. A can of Coca-Cola a day keeps the doctor away (at least that’s my version of it). However, this news from Northern Ireland may be enough to cure you of your coke addiction.
Coca-Cola has called the police in the Hellenic Bottling Company factory in Lisburn, Co Antrim, after (Wait for it!) ‘feces’ were found in the cans. Say feces all you like Coca-Cola, all we hear is poop!
Last week, Coca-Cola suspended night time processing as the machines were clogged with human waste (poop). The Northern Ireland Police confirmed that they had launched an inquiry about the situation.
The soft drinks company was eager to point out that they were empty cans. The cans arrive at the factory without tops, to be filled with the fizzy drink before they are sealed and sold across Northern Ireland. They reassured consumers that the contamination hadn’t affected any products that were on sale.
In a statement to the Belfast Telegraph Coca-Cola emphasized that they take the safety and quality of their products extremely seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation in co-operation with the PSNI.
Detectives are yet to deliver any details on how and why human doodies ended up in a bottling plant as the investigation is still at an early stage.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) also confirmed that none of the cans contaminated with the feces (poop) had reached the shelves and that they would be undertaking an investigation.
We hope this was a one-time instance, as I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to go cold turkey on my coke drinking habits. Unfortunately, for Coca-Cola, this has turned into a rather messy affair. Let’s hope that this doesn’t make the ‘feces’ hit the fan for Coca-Cola.