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Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9188 posts, RR: 15
Posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1872 times:

Hey guys!

I suppose most airlines are very careful when dealing with food. Most airlines produce high quality (Suppose to be), hygienic as well as nice food on board. However, you can't miss it sometimes.

Has Food Poisoning ever happened on board? That would be deleterious since you can't have everyone rushing into the toilet (Just joking).

Serious, that's very dangerious. But has it happened before? What procedures are there for flight attendents to deal with this in such situation?



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User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1827 times:

In the US, under FAA regulations, the pilot and copilot cannot eat a meal prepared in the same kitchen within the last 8 hours.

User currently offlineG-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1825 times:

I remember a few years ago QANTAS were in trouble because some passengers came down with food posioning on a domestic flight.Apparently they were givin food that was over 1 year old.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9188 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1820 times:

Oh Yes! I remember!

Aparently, that was an accident.

Anyway, did they lose any passenger as a result?


User currently offlineDefunctairline From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

It'a funny that you mention it. I populair restaurant in NY had major food poisoning. 500 people affected in 1 week.


Check out newsday.com


User currently offlineA330300 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

United Airline- If you *remember* they why do you ask this topic?

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9188 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

Any other incidents?

User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6616 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

I have flown with FOs that have had food poisoning and gone to hospital after eating eggs on board. I now avoid eggs.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9188 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

Oh my goodness! But anyway, food poisoning on board is very rare. So don't worry.........



User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Well on one SWA flight I was on, a guy apparently had some bad Chili or something before he got on and let me say, it was not too fresh in the cabin after the bad chili took affect on him. Poor guy, what an embarrasment.

User currently offlineType-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

Back in the 70's when the airlines offered "No Frills" flights, you could bring your own food on board and even have the F/A heat it up for you. The very next summer there were lots of outbreaks of food poisionings on airplanes. What was happening was that people were bringing their own food on board from home and they weren't taking proper care of it and in the summer heat the food was spoiling due to lack of refrigeration. And if the F/A complied and heated the food this usually accelerated the growth of toxic bacteria. My sister was a F/A with TW at the time and she remembers the memo that came out instructing all F/A's to immediately stop heating up food that was not airline supplied. Shortly thereafter the food poisionings stopped.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9188 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

Poor guy! But what happened to him? What do you mean by 'Not too Fresh in the cabin'?

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

Spantax passengers not only died in their various write offs

http://aviation-safety.net/database/1965/651207-1.htm
http://aviation-safety.net/database/1970/700105-1.htm
http://aviation-safety.net/database/1970/701002-2.htm
http://aviation-safety.net/database/1972/720930-0.htm
http://aviation-safety.net/database/1972/721203-0.htm
http://aviation-safety.net/database/1973/730305-2.htm
http://aviation-safety.net/database/1982/820913-0.htm

but also from salmonella intoxication in one case (in the 70s, two people died I believe).

Other incidents include a gear up landing in DUS and a landing at XFW instead of HAM because the captain mixed up the airports and ended up landing on the Airbus plant´s runway which was way too short...

Daniel Smile


User currently offline767-322ETOPS From United States of America, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

I personally got sick as a dog on a UA flight ORD-EWR, I think around 1988 - definitely a long time ago because the a/c was a DC-8.

There was some type of cold grilled chicken, the thought of it still makes me quesy - had to be e-coli because the symptons were BAD. I only eat airline food on extremely long flights when there isn't much of an alternative. Why risk your whole trip by getting sick on something that doesn't taste that great anyway?


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9188 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Oh no........That's deleterious!

Horrible........


User currently offlineHerbie99 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

The worst case that I can think of is an incident that happened in 1980. It was a Trans Global flight between LA and Chicago with Capt. Clearance Over as the pilot. The passengers got spoiled fish. The entire flight deck crew got sick, but luckily there was a pilot aboard to land the plane in Chicago.

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