That's exactly what
happened to a 12-year-old Italian girl who had to be taken to
hospital after the revolting incident.
Thankfully the investigations found no sign of any harm.
Police officers and inspectors from the Food and Nutrition Hygiene service are also carrying out inspections on the can.
In May last year New York woman Barbara Cline fell ill after swallowing "some kind of animal" in a carton of Vita Coca Pure Coconut Water.
Moreover, as any student
of the Law of Torts will tell you, a snail in a bottle of ginger
beer has the power to rewrite legal history, as happened in the case
of Donoghue vs.Stevenson.
...at Company Plant, sparks Police
company plant sparks police probe
The company was forced to suspend night time processing at the facility in Lisburn, Antrim last week, when the cans clogged machines.
It believed the cans originated in Germany, the Belfast Telegraph reports.
Police are investigating how feces ended up in the cans, which arrive at the plant without tops on. The cans are filled with the beverage on site before being sealed and sold across Northern Ireland.
Coca-Cola confirmed there was an incident involving empty cans at the plant, but said it was an "isolated incident" and did not affect products on sale.
The Food Standard Agency said it was aware of the contamination but noted that there was no evidence to suggest the product had reached the market.
The local environmental health unit is also investigating the matter.