Food products withdrawn from Greek supermarkets after poisoning threat


The Hellenic Food Authority (EFET) on Tuesday warned consumers to avoid certain supermarket products after claims on an anarchist website that they had intentionally been contaminated with hydrochloric acid.

The products concerned are plastic 1.5-liter bottles of Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Light, Yfantis luncheon meat (“pariza”) in 500- and 350-gram packages, and blue 1-liter cartons of fresh milk from Delta.

The products are being withdrawn from shelves by the companies as a precautionary measure.

The move comes after a group calling itself Green Nemesis-Praxis 3 made the claim that the items had been contaminated. Similar incidents occurred before Christmas last year and in 2013.