Sex, lies, and eggless mayonnaise: Something is rotten at food startup Hampton Creek, former employees say

CEO Josh Tetrick holds a species of yellow pea used to make Just Mayo, a plant-based mayonnaise, at Hampton Creek Foods in San Francisco.

CEO Josh Tetrick holds a species of yellow pea used to make Just Mayo, a plant-based mayonnaise, at Hampton Creek Foods in San Francisco.

Something’s rotten at Hampton Creek.

More than a half-dozen former employees who spoke to Business Insider say that the company used shoddy science, or ignored science completely, stretched the truth when labeling samples, and created an uncomfortable and unsafe work environment, partly in an effort to meet production deadlines.

Those are bold claims levied at a startup with an equally bold vision to change the world.

We described the claims in this story in detail to Hampton Creek executives and Hampton Creek’s CEO Josh Tetrick.

Everyone declined to comment on the record.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/hampton-creek-ceo-complaints-2015-7#ixzz3i2pbk3JN

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