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6 Airplane Meals You Should Never Eat, Experts Warn

Travelicious Logo By Zachary Mack of Travelicious | Slide 1 of 7: When it comes to the most loathed parts of the flying experience, arguably nothing gets more criticism heaped onto it than airplane meals. And yet, no matter your opinion of what's served at 35,000 feet, the same food that's been immortalized as a stand-up punch line is often your only option to beat hunger on a long flight. But besides the idea of eating something that may not exactly be award-winning cuisine, some experts warn that certain meals served on airplanes can increase your risk of foodborne illness."In the restaurant industry, food is cooked and served without delay," Jean Dible, an airline food safety expert, told CNBC. "In the aviation industry, food is prepared at a catering company and then packed in insulated containers and trucked to airports to be put aboard the aircraft. [And] incorrect holding temperatures is the number one reason for foodborne illness on a worldwide basis."And it may not just be the ability to keep food warm enough. While the catering facilities are meant to be regularly inspected and held to high hygiene and safety standards, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued no less than 1,486 food safety citations to the three most utilized airline caterers and 16 airlines between October 2008 and December 2019, finding violations such as the presence of harmful bacteria and vermin, NBC News reports. So what should you avoid eating? Read on to see which airplane meals could be putting your health at risk while you fly.RELATED: Never Do This When Eating on a Plane, Flight Attendants Warn.Read the original article on Best Life.

6 Airplane Meals You Should Never Eat, Experts Warn

When it comes to the most loathed parts of the flying experience, arguably nothing gets more criticism heaped onto it than airplane meals. And yet, no matter your opinion of what's served at 35,000 feet, the same food that's been immortalized as a stand-up punch line is often your only option to beat hunger on a long flight. But besides the idea of eating something that may not exactly be award-winning cuisine, some experts warn that certain meals served on airplanes can increase your risk of foodborne illness.

"In the restaurant industry, food is cooked and served without delay," Jean Dible, an airline food safety expert, told CNBC. "In the aviation industry, food is prepared at a catering company and then packed in insulated containers and trucked to airports to be put aboard the aircraft. [And] incorrect holding temperatures is the number one reason for foodborne illness on a worldwide basis."

And it may not just be the ability to keep food warm enough. While the catering facilities are meant to be regularly inspected and held to high hygiene and safety standards, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued no less than 1,486 food safety citations to the three most utilized airline caterers and 16 airlines between October 2008 and December 2019, finding violations such as the presence of harmful bacteria and vermin, NBC News reports. So what should you avoid eating? Read on to see which airplane meals could be putting your health at risk while you fly.

RELATED: Never Do This When Eating on a Plane, Flight Attendants Warn.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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