Many of us enjoy drinking a Coke every known again and at times, we may even find that we are enjoying it a little bit too much. The soda company has certainly enjoyed being on top of the heap for quite some time, but they now may be in danger of losing some traction because of a recent case of contamination.
Factory workers had their night shift at the Lisburn, CO Antrim plant interrupted because of something most unusual. It was disrupted because the machines became clogged with something that appeared to be faeces. I have to admit, I drink Coke on a regular basis and I am absolutely appalled with the possibility that this could even be true. That being said, a massive probe has been launched into this problem and hopefully, they will discover the culprit and take care of it very quickly.
According to one source:
“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.
The rumour 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 had the following to say:
“Coca-Cola take the safety and quality of our products extremely seriously.”
“We are aware of an incident involving empty cans at our plant in Knockmore Hill, Lisburn.
We are treating this matter extremely seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation in co-operation with the PSNI.
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.”
The cans typically arrive without tops on, ready to be filled and then shipped across Northern Ireland.
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