A criminal investigation has been launched in response to a video of a Kellogg's employee urinating on a factory assembly line in Memphis. The footage recently went viral, but it was reportedly filmed in 2014 (video below).
The Kellogg company said that it was made aware of the video on March 11, and notified law enforcement and food regulators.
Kellogg said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Office of Criminal Investigation has begun an investigation, but the FDA did not issue any statements, notes CBS News.
The video, which was originally uploaded on WorldStarHipHop.com, shows an unidentified man urinating and filming himself.
According to WREG, the video happened around the same time as a labor dispute between Kellogg and a workers union.
Kellogg spokesperson Kris Charles said in a statement:
Kellogg takes this situation very seriously and we were shocked and deeply disappointed by this video that we just learned of yesterday. We immediately alerted law enforcement authorities and regulators. A criminal investigation is underway as well as a thorough internal investigation.
Our investigation revealed that the video was recorded at our Memphis, TN facility, in 2014. Products that could have been potentially affected were Rice Krispies Treats, Rice Krispies Treats cereal and puffed rice cake products, all of which would be past expiration date.
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.