Kellogg: Investigators Looking Into Video Of Factory Worker Urinating On Assembly Line

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Don’t like your cereal excessively soggy? Kellogg doesn’t either: the company says there’s a criminal investigation underway after a video surfaced that appears to show a factory worker urinating on a Rice Krispies assembly line.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigation is on the case, the company said in a statement (via the Associated Press), after Kellogg learned of the video Friday. The company says it immediately alerted law enforcement and regulators.

The video can be found online in full, but it is pretty disturbing, so approach with caution. It shows a man emptying his bladder on an assembly line, with the camera then moving over to show a sign with the Kellogg logo. The company says the video was recorded at a Memphis, TN factory in 2014.

Here’s the good news, first: any products that might have been affected would be “very limited,” Kellogg says, and past their expiration dates. Those products could include Rice Krispies treats, granola clusters used in some items, and puffed rice treats that the company doesn’t make any more.

The bad news is, of course, that if you ate one of those products two years ago, you might not have known it.

“We are outraged by this completely unacceptable situation, and we will work closely with authorities to prosecute to the full extent of the law,” the company said.

As for who the mystery micturator is, that is still unclear, Kellogg says.

Kellogg: Investigation under way after graphic video [Associated Press]