Detectives have launched a police investigation after prescription pills were found among Jelly Tots on a Nestle production line. Officers were called to the plant in Fawdon, Newcastle, last week after the tablets were discovered by staff.
The food giant stressed there was no risk to the public. According to reports the discovery was made in a hopper of sweets and Nestle has confirmed they were found prior to packaging.
The company has not ordered a product recall as it was sure there was no contamination of sweets. More than 400 people work at the Fawdon site which also manufactures popular brands such as Fruit Pastilles, Rolos and Drifters.