Red Bull claims blackmailers threatening to put feces in drinksBy Mason White 10:51 AM March 17, 2013
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By: Shifra Unger
(Scroll down for video) Police are looking for blackmailers who threatened to put feces in Red Bull cans.
Red Bull claims that they are being blackmailed by an unknown person who is threatening to put feces in their cans and then place the feces contaminated cans on the shelves of supermarkets.
The company reported the issue to police after they received the threats several weeks ago. So far all the cans tested were found to be clean. There has been no sign of the product being tampered with.
Red bull is sold worldwide. So far the company has not said which country is being targeted or any details on the demands of the perpetrators.
Red Bull is an energy drink sold by an Austrian company which was created in 1987. Red Bull is the most popular energy drink in the world with about 4 billion cans of Red Bull being sold every year. The company has 6,900 employees around the world. The Red Bull headquarters are based in Fuschl am See, not far from Salzburg, Austria.
The company slogan is “Red Bull gives you wings”.
The caffeine in a can of Red Bull is approximately the same as one cup of coffee or depending on the method of preparation. The actual caffeine level in Red Bull can vary depending on country, as some countries have legal restrictions on how much caffeine is allowed in drinks.
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