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Birds Eye launches investigation after worker videos himself 'urinating' on pea production line

A worker at Birds Eye posted a video that appeared to show him urinating on a pea production line (Picture: Getty)

Frozen food giant Birds Eye has reportedly launched an investigation after a factory worker filmed himself appearing to urinate on a pea production line.

The video, obtained by The Sun, shows the man appearing to soak thousands of pees on a conveyor belt with the caption ‘Boycot birdseye peas’.

According to The Sun, the worker - who had quit his job - told fellow employees at the plant in Hull that the act was a ‘f*** you goodbye’.

Birds Eye said it had managed to isolate all stock in the warehouse while it investigated so customers don’t need to worry about the state of their peas.

Birds Eye's plant in Hull processes up to 61 tonnes of peas every hour (Picture: Bryn Colton/Getty Images)

It is not known if the man genuinely did urinate on the peas or whether the liquid showering them was from a hose.

Birds Eye has now reportedly isolated all stock in its warehouse as it investigates.

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A spokeswoman said: “We were absolutely shocked when we first received the footage from The Sun and appreciate them bringing this to our attention so quickly.

“In doing so we were able to isolate all stock in the warehouse until we are able to complete a full investigation, meaning consumers can continue to enjoy our delicious peas without any concern.

“Deliveries to our retailers have not been affected and continue as usual.

“Everything points to this being a hoax and we believe the video was produced using a water hose which is part of the standard production process.

“Our passionate and dedicated team take great pride in the wonderful peas we produce for just a few weeks every summer, so why anyone would do this is beyond us.”