Police have launched an investigation after human waste was discovered in a shipment of Coke cans in at the Knockmore Hill facility in Lisburn, Ireland.

The discovery was made during after the night shift was disrupted when stunned workers peeked into the cans and saw the waste after the machines became clogged.

The affected cans arrived from a German supplier that hadn’t been used previously.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, the cans arrive at the factory without tops on, and are then filled with drink before being sealed and sold across Northern Ireland.

However, Coca-cola has confirmed the shock discovery was an isolated incident and didn’t affect any products currently on sale, as all the affected cans have been impounded.

Coca-cola said; “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.”

Local politician Pat Catney said the incident “begs belief.”

“I am not sure how contamination could have come about,” he said. “They are sticklers for hygiene, cleanliness and about contamination.

“We shall have to wait for the police investigation. But it is a state-of-the art factory. I have been around it and this is one of the most professiona