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A police investigation is ongoing after prescription drugs were found among JellyTots made at the Nestlé factory in Fawdon on Tyneside.
The company has stressed the contamination was swiftly contained within the plant and that there is no risk to the public.
But Lynn Frewer, Professor in Food & Society at Newcastle University, says "there needs to be communication" by Nestlé over what is being done to protect consumer interests.
A police investigation has been launched following reports that pills were found among Jelly Tots on the production line at the Nestlé factory in Newcastle.
It is understood that tablets of a prescription drug were discovered among the sweets prior to them being packed.
The factory produces a number of well-known confectionery brands including Fruit Pastilles, Rolos and Yorkies.
A Northumbria Police spokesman confirmed that officers are investigating reports of contamination on the production line.
Nestlé says the incident was contained and there is no risk to consumers.
Northumbria Police has confirmed the force is investigating the Nestlé factory in Fawdon following reports that a batch of sweets has been contaminated.
A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: "Police are carrying out enquiries after a batch of confectionary was found to be contaminated at Nestlé UK in Fawdon".