Coca-Cola Light is among a raft of FMCG brands to have been removed from supermarket shelves in Greece after threats of contamination were posted on a website in the country.

Earlier this week, police in Greece learnt of a post on a website belonging to an unknown group of extreme anarchists, stating that various products had been contaminated with chlorine and hydrochloric acid, then returned to the shelves of major supermarkets in Athens. The authorities considered the threat to be "quite significant" and not a bluff, referring the case immediately to the anti-terrorism department while the Food Control Agency was also mobilised.

The anonymous authors specifically described the products they had contaminated and stressed that their main goal was to "sabotage" specific companies through the full withdrawal of their products for two weeks, "making it clear that it did not intend to cause any damage to consumers".

"By targeting the marketing profile of these big corporations," the post continued, "we seek to deal an economic blow against them."

Following the police warning, the companies decided to preventively withdraw products like Coca-Cola Light, Nestea Ice Tea, Pummaro, and fresh milk.