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Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 1:33 pm

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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RE: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 1:43 pm

In the US, under FAA regulations, the pilot and copilot cannot eat a meal prepared in the same kitchen within the last 8 hours.
 
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RE: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 1:54 pm

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.
 
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RE: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 1:57 pm

Oh Yes! I remember!

Aparently, that was an accident.

Anyway, did they lose any passenger as a result?
 
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RE: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 2:00 pm

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
 
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RE: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 2:40 pm

United Airline- If you *remember* they why do you ask this topic?
 
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RE: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 6:06 pm

Any other incidents?
 
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RE: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 6:21 pm

I have flown with FOs that have had food poisoning and gone to hospital after eating eggs on board. I now avoid eggs.
 
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RE: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 6:26 pm

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

 
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RE: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 6:26 pm

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.
 
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RE: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 8:33 pm

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.
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RE: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 8:34 pm

Poor guy! But what happened to him? What do you mean by 'Not too Fresh in the cabin'?
 
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RE: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 11:45 pm

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...

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RE: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Thu Jun 07, 2001 12:14 am

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?
 
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RE: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Thu Jun 07, 2001 2:18 am

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

Horrible........
 
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RE: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Thu Jun 07, 2001 4:40 am

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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