A Tennessee man was handed a ten-month prison sentence for urinating on a conveyor belt filled with Rice Krispies cereal at a Memphis Kellogg’s plant, USA Today reported.
Gregory Stanton, a 46-year-old Kellogg’s employee, appeared in a video posted to the Internet in 2016 showing him tampering with the cereal.
Stanton allegedly made the video in 2014 in protest over a labor dispute. The company had temporarily locked out workers during labor talks around the time Stanton filmed his actions.
He was indicted in September and charged with tampering with consumer products with the intent to cause serious injury.
“American citizens and consumers rely upon food manufacturers engaged in interstate commerce to provide them with safe and consistent products. Unfortunately, this defendant betrayed that trust by tampering with and tainting food products,” U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said in a statement.
“We commend the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for their investigation in this matter,” Dunavant added, “and we are pleased that the defendant has been held accountable for his criminal conduct.”
Stanton was also ordered to pay $10,000 restitution to the cereal giant.
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