A video has been released of a major brewery in eastern China that appears to show an employee urinating into a vat of raw materials, according to multiple reports.
The man appears to be climbing into the tub and relieving himself by leaning against the inner wall. video showed that. The man then appears to turn around and zip up.
The incident occurred at the Qingdao Beer Factory in Pingdu, Qingdao city, and the video was posted online on Thursday, Shenzhen Economic Daily said in a post accompanying the video on Weibo, China’s equivalent of X.
“[O]Your company takes this matter very seriously and immediately reported it to public security authorities, which led to an investigation,” the brewery said. stated in a statement on friday. “This batch of malt is now fully sealed. We continue to strengthen our control efforts to ensure product quality and welcome consumer oversight.”
Pingdu City Market Supervision Bureau also issued a statement on Friday.
“After discovering an online video related to Tsingtao Beer No. 3 Brewery on October 19th, the authorities immediately set up an investigation team to visit the site and investigate, and sealed all the raw materials shown in the video. We will take strict action based on the following.” (Related: Prankster lists bottle of Amazon driver’s urine as energy drink, claims in document)
A man was arrested after urinating into a tank at a Qingdao beer warehouse in China.
The video, first shared on Chinese social media, purports to show a man in uniform urinating into a tank believed to be where Tsingtao beer is produced. The company has contacted authorities and… pic.twitter.com/ej1klgk9uc
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“Personally, I feel this is not normal…I recommend Tsingtao Beer to check whether it is an intentional crime,” a Weibo user commented on the video.
Another user wrote: “Clearly a smear campaign.”
Tens of millions of social media users watched this video. BBC reported.
According to the BBC, the brewery’s stock price plunged on Monday morning when the Shanghai Stock Exchange opened, but peaked in the afternoon.