US authorities have commenced a criminal investigation following the online posting of a video showing a Kellogg’s worker urinating onto a food production line.
As The Washington Post reports, the 47 second video was posted on the site WorldStarHipHop. In the video, the man urinates onto the operating production line containing cereal product and the camera then pans to a sign carrying the Kellogg’s logo.
According to the company, the incident took place at the Memphis, Tennessee Kellogg’s facility in 2014. Around this time, an industrial dispute saw workers locked out of the workplace.
A Kellogg’s spokesperson said products potentially affected included Rice Krispies Treats, Rice Krispies Treats cereal and puffed rice cake products.
“Kellogg takes this situation very seriously and we were shocked and deeply disappointed by this video that we just learned of yesterday,” Kellogg’s spokesman Kris Charles said.
“We immediately alerted law enforcement authorities and regulators. A criminal investigation is underway as well as a thorough internal investigation.
“Food quality is of the utmost importance to Kellogg Company. We are outraged by this completely unacceptable situation, and we will work closely with authorities to prosecute to the full extent of the law.”