MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A video has surfaced on the Internet of a man urinating on a Kellogg's assembly line.
It happened in 2014 at a facility in Memphis, Kellogg spokesperson Kris Charles said.
The video was uploaded by worldstarhiphop.com. Its content is highly graphic.
Kellogg is looking into the incident, and the FDA has started a criminal investigation.
The video was shot during the same time the company and the workers union fell into a nasty labor dispute and those employees were locked out.
Kellogg sent the following 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.”