Viral Claim: A video viral on social media warns people of drinking cocacola and states “Don’t drink any cool drinks it has mixed with HTC poison which leads to death so immediately share this post”
Facts Check: False
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Facts Check News: A video viral on social media claiming cool drinks it has mixed with HTC poison is not true.
The pictures used in the video are from Pakistan and was taken when District Food Authority (Pakistan) officials raided a fake soft drinks factory in Gujranwala of Pakistan in 2015.
The claim used in the video is not true.
16-09-2015:- Additional District Collector Gujranwala Rafaqat Ali Niswana along with District Food Authority conducted raid in Baig Pur, Tatlay Aali Teshil Noshera Virkan on special direction of DCO Gujranwala, Muhammad Aamir Jan.
Raid was successfully conducted on a fake/ Simulated Coca Cola (Coke) factory in village Baig Pur, Tatlay Aali Teshil Noshera Virkan, Gujranwala. Hazardous/dangerous chemicals, food colors, flavors were being used in manufacturing of different drinks (Coke, Sprites, Dew) etc. Four persons arrested, handed over to police and FIR was also lodged against the owners of the fake Coke factory. This Fake factory was supplying these fake/spurious and hazardous products (drinks) in different areas of Lahore, Sheikhupora and Gujranwala. Samples were taken and factory sealed. DCO Gujranwala Muhammad Aamir Jan appreciated Food Authority team for conducting successful raid.