A disturbing video has surfaced showing a man urinating in the food production line at a Kellogg's facility where Rice Krispies Treats and other products are made.
The video surfaced on Friday, but the incident allegedly happened two years ago at a Kellogg's plant in Memphis, local CBS station WREG reported.
Kellogg's released a statement Monday saying in part:
"It is important to note that any products that could be potentially impacted would be very limited and past their expiration dates. 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."
At the time of the incident, the company and its employees at the facility were locked in a bitter labor dispute.
The man in the video has not yet been publicly identified.
"We're outraged & disgusted," the company said repeatedly on Twitter in response to people who've seen the video. "Internal and criminal investigations are underway. We'll post more info as it's available."
Paul Norman, president of Kellogg North America, also released a statement on Monday saying the company is "working closely with the authorities to identify the individual, fire him if he still works at the plant and prosecute him to the full extent of the law."
WREG said the FDA is looking into the matter.
Kellogg's said that the potentially contaminated products would all be past their expiration dates by now.
In other words, they could have been purchased and eaten long ago.
The original video was posted on Worldstarhiphop.com. (Warning: Video is uncensored and graphic.)
(This article has been updated with an additional statements from Kellogg's. Contrary to initial media reports, the company says Rice Krispies cereal and Rice Krispies Treats cereal are not among the products that might have been affected by this incident.)