Could I Have Some Cockroaches With My In-Flight Meal Please? Part I Of II

stern cockroachWith many schools still out of session and all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season still in full swing; thinking about what you might be eating on an airplane is not likely a high priority during this time of year.  Holiday travelers will not be happy to hear that the food they might encounter could have come in contact with something more than plastic covered hands.

The Food and Drug Administration’s findings at the Denver kitchen of the LSG SkyChefs facility are deplorable to say the least.  Live and dead cockroaches, ants and flies have been found in the kitchen cart wash area, repack area, silverware station, hot kitchen, pots and pans ware washing room, dish machine wash area, and inside the machine loading area.  Some of these areas notated had the exact amount of cockroaches that were found listed on the report.  Some had the lovely abbreviation of “TNTC” instead.  This stands for Too Numerous to Count!  Those wonderful FDA inspectors also found evidence of contamination in the hot kitchen area of Listeria Monocytogenes; which can really make you sick with fever, muscle aches, nausea or diarrhea.  Yeah!

Please check back on Thursday for the conclusion.