Police in have launched an investigation after prescription tablets were discovered on the Jelly Tots production line at the Nestlé factory in Newcastle.
The medication was found in a factory storage container full of the jellies before the sweets were packaged.
The factory has decided not to recall the products as they are confident there has been no contamination.
A spokesperson for Nestlé stated: “The incident was immediately contained, the police were asked to investigate and we are working with them.
"It would not be appropriate for us to make any further comment until they have completed their investigation.
"The incident involved the discovery, in product prior to packing, of a standard prescription tablet, commonly prescribed to both adults and children.
"We can confirm that, due to our rigorous quality procedures and immediate action, the incident was isolated and contained within our control.
"Our consumers and customers can be assured that all our products are completely safe." 
The factory in Fawndon, Newcatsle is Nestlé’s second biggest factory in the UK, and employs over 400 people. In addition to Jelly Tots, the factory produces popular sweet brands such as Fruit Pastilles, Rolos and Drifter bars.