The collection service of the world’s biggest beverage maker has been shut down after a new batch of cans of Coca-cola produced a fatal virus in the United States.
The outbreak has prompted the recall of the more than 5.6 million cans in the US, and has prompted Coca-Cola to stop shipping them to other countries.
The company said it had detected a virus in some of the cans.
“The affected products are being recalled to comply with CDC guidelines, which require a limited number of cases to be identified and contained in the USA,” a Coca-Co spokesperson told Reuters news agency.
“We have no additional information to share at this time.”
The Coca-Coronation said it was sending out warning letters to customers.
It said the recalled cans contained “potentially deadly viruses”.
Coca-Cola is one of the most prominent American beverage brands.
Its main product is Coke Zero, which is sold in more than 100 countries and has a global market value of $3.6 trillion.
Its shares fell 3.7 percent in after-hours trading.
The UK’s The Times newspaper reported that a US company, Blue Bottle Beverage, had been found to have produced a variant of the coronavirus variant in its cans, which it said it would “cease production”.
Blue Bottle Beverages chief executive Peter Breen said the company would “exercise our contractual obligations to the government” and “be providing the relevant information as soon as possible”.
The Associated Press news agency said the strain of coronaviruses was similar to one which killed two people in Spain last year.
The strain has killed more than 1,300 people in the European Union.
Coca Cola has said that there were no known cases of the variant of coronovirus.