Tsingtao reacts to viral video of beer employee urinating into a tank

Tsingtao responds to viral video of beer worker urinating into a tank

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Bottles of Tsingtao beer are put on racks at a grocery store in Shanghai.

Aly Song|Reuters

Chinese beer maker Tsingtao Brewery stated Monday that it had actually gotten in touch with authorities about a viral video revealing an employee urinating into among its tanks, which an examination was underway.

The video– which has actually gotten 10 of countless views because emerging Thursday on social networks website Weibo– reveals a uniformed guy climbing up over a high wall and onto the container before urinating in it.

Tsingtao, China’s second biggest maker, stated in a declaration that the occurrence had actually been reported at the “first opportunity.”

It included that the batch of malt had actually been sealed from usage.

“The company places high importance on the media reports and has reported the matter to the public security authorities at the first opportunity. The public security authorities are presently involved in the investigation,” the declaration stated.

Tsingtao, whose beers are common throughout East Asia, did not verify in the declaration whether the individual in the video was a worker.

The video drew in criticism from netizens on Weibo, with numerous stating it had actually put them off the drink. Others revealed assistance for the brand name, firmly insisting that it ought to examine the matter completely.

The business stated that its production and operations stayed completely working.

“At present, the production and operation of the company are normal in every respect!,” it included.

Shares of Tsingtao Brewery fell dramatically when the Shanghai Stock Exchange opened Monday, however recuperated by afternoon trade. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange, where the business is likewise noted, was closed Monday for a public vacation.