A police investigation has been launched after human faeces were found in numerous empty cans at a Coca Cola factory in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.
Production was halted in the Hellenic Bottling Company factory last week when machines mysteriously became clogged, leading to night shift workers making the shocking discovery inside a number of cans on the line.
“It was absolutely horrible, and the machines had to be turned off for about 15 hours to be cleaned,” a source told the Belfast Telegraph.
“It was unusual because normally the cans come from somewhere else in the UK, but his time they apparently came from Germany.”
A spokeswoman for Coca Cola told the Belfast Telegraph that the issue was identified “immediately” and that an investigation is now underway:
“At Coca-Cola, we 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 Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).“
The soft drink giant also added this was a one-off incident, the cans in question never left the factory and that it “does not affect any products currently on sale” in Australia.
Meanwhile, the phantom pooper has yet to be identified.