Kellogg’s has launched an investigation after a video of a man urinating on products on an assembly line at a Memphis, Tennessee, facility back in 2014 was posted online last week. According to KTLA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched an investigation just hours after this disturbing video went viral.
Thousands of people have watched the disturbing footage.
As you can see in the video above, a man films himself — likely using a cell phone — while he urinates on the assembly line. It looks like he relieves himself right into cereal that is being processed. The presumably-contaminated products would have been Rice Krispies Treats, Rice Krispies Treats cereal, and puffed rice cake products, all of which would have expired by now according to the company.
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Kellogg’s is outraged following the release of this video. It has been reported that the man — who may or may not have been an employee of the company — is still at large. He has not been identified and it is believed that he is out there somewhere, living a normal life. It is possible that the video was taken following a “labor dispute between Kellogg’s and employees who were locked out.”
This, of course, suggests that it was a disgruntled employee who took his frustrations out on the company — although he put the lives of other people in danger. Not to mention, the idea that some Kellogg’s cereals may have contained urine is simply gross.
“We were shocked and deeply disappointed by this video that we just learned of yesterday. We immediately alerted law enforcement authorities and regulators,” said Kellogg’s spokesman, Kris Charles.
Kellogg’s has had a couple of recalls over the years, but never for “possible bodily fluids” contaminating products. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, boxes of Mini Wheats were recalled in 2012 due to possible metal fragments. This followed a 2010 recall of Fruit Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, and Honey Smacks that made some consumers ill. In 2013, yet another recall was issued. According to The Inquisitr, Kellogg’s made that call after finding out that there was a potential for glass fragments to be in some of the boxes of Special K Red Berries.
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The company has been set back millions of dollars following each of these recalls. One can only imagine how this new finding is going to affect them overall. It does sound like there could be some lawsuits filed, and this video could turn out to be an even bigger headache for the company.
While some folks have been making jokes about the disturbing video, others are completely disgusted — and understandably so. Check out some of the reactions from social media users.
Kelloggs Rice Krispies… Now with Urine.
— Richard V. Wielgosz (@RichWielgosz) March 13, 2016
@KTLA applying liberal logic to this; all Kellogg’s employees urinate on the assembly line.
— Joe (@joesjcool) March 13, 2016
@KTLA omg ewww.. why would someone mess with what people eat?? disgusting person
— Liz (@Rebekuuhh) March 13, 2016
@KTLA We as consumers have no idea of what is going on with the food we eat. I pray over everything I eat. Lord remove any impurities!
— Gwendolyn Wilson (@prophetessgwen) March 13, 2016
Updates on findings should be made available in the coming weeks. If the man who urinated in the cereal is identified, Kellogg’s will more than likely be pressing charges.
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