The Kellogg Company says both criminal and internal investigations are underway after a graphic video surfaced online depicting a man urinating on a company production line. Kellogg says it is shocked and deeply disappointed by the video, which the company was only made aware of on March 11. The company adds law enforcement authorities and regulators were immediately notified. FDA says it has been made aware of the video, but declined to comment on any possible investigation.
A company investigation revealed the video was recorded at its Memphis, TN facility in 2014. Kellogg says, “it is important to note any products that could have been potentially impacted would be very limited and past their expiration dates.”
The video vividly shows a man urinating on an assembly line and then panning the camera up to show a piece of equipment containing a sign with the Kellogg logo on it. A company investigation revealed the video was recorded at its Memphis, TN facility in 2014.
The video quickly got bumped to the front page of Reddit. The original video has since been removed, though multiple copies can still be found online.
Products potentially impacted include Rice Krispies Treats, granola clusters used in a couple of products and a few other puffed rice treats the company no longer manufactures.
“Food quality is of the utmost importance to Kellogg Company,” says Kris Charles, Kellogg spokesperson. “We are outraged by this completely unacceptable situation, and we will work closely with authorities to prosecute to the full extent of the law.”