Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Man who admitted to pissing on Kellogg cereal conveyor belt faces jail time

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 1:16 PM

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If you've chowed down on some Rice Krispies in the past four years, you may have consumed urine.

Gregory Stanton, 49, a former-Kellogg employee in Memphis, Tenn., pleaded guilty on Nov. 30 to "tampering with a consumer product" after he posted a video of himself urinating on a Kellogg assembly line in 2014.

The viral video, which was uploaded in 2016 and spurred an immediate investigation, shows a man unleashing a mighty stream onto a conveyor belt. Stanton even takes a moment post-pee to film the Battle Creek-based brand's logo on a piece of machinery.

"We immediately alerted law enforcement authorities and regulators. A criminal investigation is underway as well as a thorough internal investigation," Kellogg spokesman Kris Charles said in a statement following the release of the video.

"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."

Stanton will be sentenced in February and could reportedly face up to three years in prison, three years supervised release and a $250,000 fine. According to WREG-TV, the company was embroiled in a labor dispute with the workers union. Stanton did not provide a motive as to why he chose to relieve himself and film it on camera.

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