Video of man urinating on Kellogg assembly line prompts criminal investigation

Someone urinated in the cereal.

That much we know.

But was it a one-time thing or was the mystery man a serial offender?

That is one of the questions investigators will surely try to answer as they delve ever deeper into a disturbing video that appears to show a worker at a Kellogg plant urinating on an assembly line in 2014.

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The 43-second video surfaced Friday on World Star Hip Hip, a website that features a large number of viral videos.

In a statement emailed to The Washington Post, Kellogg spokesperson Kris Charles said that the video was made at a Kellogg facility in Memphis, Tenn. and targeted a production line reserved for making Rice Krispies Treats, granola clusters and several other puffed rice products.

Charles said the company was “shocked” and “deeply disappointed” by the video, and was taking the situation “very seriously”:

After the video came to the company’s attention, law enforcement authorities were alerted immediately, Charles said. She noted that — in addition to an internal investigation — the video has also provoked a criminal investigation as well.

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“It is important to note that any products that could be potentially impacted would be very limited and past their expiration dates,” Charles said. “These potentially impacted products include Rice Krispies Treats, granola clusters used in a couple of products, and a few other puffed rice treats that we no longer make.

“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,” Charles added.

WREG reported that the video was recorded during “a nasty labor dispute” between Kellogg and the company’s workers union, which led to employees being locked out of the facility.