FDA finds roaches, listeria at airline caterer

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  1. jnTexas

    jnTexas Can't wait for softball and baseball to start :-)

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    http://www.khou.com/news/FDA-finds-roaches-listeria-at-airline-caterer-80717907.html

    YUCK!!!
     
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  3. lizzybeth

    lizzybeth Active Member

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    YUCK is right! I thought of the old Airplane movie where everyone gets sick from the food served on the plane. Was it chicken or fish?
     
  4. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    This is so gross. Supplies food for Delta, American, United. All the airlines I use of course.

    The only movie I know of is the comedy "Airplane." Everyone gets sick from eating the fish.

    That movie was so stupid and funny. One of my guilty pleasures.

    Leslie Nielsen cracks me up just looking at him.

    Back to the topic. From now on I'll buy one of those 27 dollar dry turkey sandwiches in the airport and take it on the plane. Better than cockroach goo on my stuff. Bleech.
     
  5. Gypsy Road

    Gypsy Road New Member

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    Oh...that is SO disgusting - really bad!! I'm glad the problem is getting resolved, but I can't help but wonder how many other food facilities have similar or worse problems. Makes me want to prepare and cook ALL the food I ingest - at home!
     
  6. GannyP

    GannyP Searching for Truth

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    Tricia, you might want to just pack a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich from home . A couple of weeks ago I read an article about how bad the airport restaurants are. Sorry, no link
     
  7. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Oh for the love of all things disgusting.

    Why do I look at any thread that has the word "dead roaches" in it?

    We were pre-conditioned to never get ice on an airplane before the listeria thing was all out in the open. In fact to this day I won't get ice out anywhere? As if the glass I'm drinking out of and what's in it wasn't exposed to any germs.
     
  8. lizzybeth

    lizzybeth Active Member

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    There's only one good kind of roach...a dead roach.

    I wonder if the same facilities make the sandwiches sold in the stores at the airport as makes the airplane food? Are you allowed to take your own sandwich (one made from home) on the airplane?
     
  9. January.

    January. Active Member

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    That is disgusting and extremely dangerous! If a pregnant woman had eaten that Listeria ridden food, she could have possibly lost her baby. Someone with a weakened immune system could have lost their life. My boss's mother was on her deathbed from a Listeria infection and somehow miraculously pulled through it. Listeria is nothing to mess around with. Shame on them.
     
  10. songline

    songline New Member

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    I once got sick on a plane.
    I bring all my own food.
     
  11. luvbeaches

    luvbeaches New Member

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    I carry my own food when flying.

    When cruising, we go in two days ahead of time and watch where and what we eat (they won't let you on a ship if you've been sick).

    After watching a segment on hotels and their housekeeping procedures, we never use the glasses that are provided in hotel rooms unless they are the type that are sealed in plastic. This news channel went to several hotels and somehow taped housekeepers washing the glasses out with the same rags they cleaned the toilet and counters with. It was SO GROSS! And this happened in hotels from the low-end to the high-end in price.

    We caught the Norovirus while on vacation this summer. We both got sick after eating identical carry-out food. You talk about a nasty illness. I understand why they take people off on stretchers from the cruise ships.

    All this makes me want to stay home and never eat out and never travel!

    Edited to add: I buy sealed plastic glasses at Costco and travel with those.
     
  12. miimaa

    miimaa New Member

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    Why would anyone even want to fly? The fees, crappy food, stuck on the tarmac, security, check-in crappola. Unless you need to cross a large body of water driving would be better.
     

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