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Food Borne Disease & Tatl Catering  
User currently offlineCoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 428 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

I am watching the German food borne disease outbreak with serious concern. Cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplants and lettuces allegedly grown in Spain are suspected of carrying the deadly disease. Over 13 have died and hundreds in northern Europe, mostly people who live there or had visited northern Germany, are ill.

I'm wondering how the airlines are adjusting their menus, since a salad is always on the tray. Has anyone flown recently and seen a change of the food on board?

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User currently offlineAlasizon From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

My guess would be that this is actually only effecting a small portion of those crops since I would believe that the crops all the airlines use come from a variety of countries and locations.


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User currently offlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2038 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

While I have not flown recently, I can tell you at my commissary we would make sure our products are not coming from the effected country.

All International trash is removed from the A/C bagged in RED Bio-hazard trash bags placed into a 30 gallon trash can with a lid. All trash is removed from the food carts and also bagged this way back at the flight kitchen. We then place them into a holding room until the contractor comes and removes these containers. The bags are then burned at their facility at a temp of IIRC 2,000 degrees. This is done to prevent spreading any disease.



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User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

I am amazed this thread went two hours without pointing out the dangers of the entire crew eating the fish.

User currently offlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2038 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

Quoting aklrno (Reply 3):
am amazed this thread went two hours without pointing out the dangers of the entire crew eating the fish.

What fish? We are talking crops grown, and the spreading of disease.



Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlineCoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Quoting sunking737 (Reply 4):
What fish? We are talking crops grown, and the spreading of disease.

It's a joke...have you seen "Airplane?"


User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Quoting CoachClass (Reply 5):
It's a joke...have you seen "Airplane?"

I would venture to guess that he has not....



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User currently offlineTravelsUK From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

I would suggest the majority of those that have become sick or died are not 'professional' caterers and have probably not prepared (cleaned) the product in a manner that would remove any possible pathogens on it, or within it, such as E-coli. Airline meals, certainly within the 'western' world are prepared under the strictest of hygiene controls using a HACCP based food production system, therefore the potential risk of contaminating a passenger is very substantially reduced. I certainly won't stop eating an airline salad!

User currently offlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2038 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

Quoting CoachClass (Reply 5):
It's a joke...have you seen "Airplane?"

Yes I have years ago. But this is a subject that I don't joke about cause it is my career.



Just an MSPAVGEEK
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