If the soda taxes didn’t already do it, here’s something that would definitely make you think twice about picking up a 12-pack of coca-cola.
Employees at the Lisburn plant in Northern Ireland discovered cans that were tainted on the production line late last week, leading police and health officials to immediately open an investigation. According to reports, the cans — which are thought to have come from Germany — clogged the machines meant to fill them with soda and seal the tops.
“It was absolutely horrible, and the machines had to be turned off for about 15 hours to be cleaned,” a source said. “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.