Serving up needle sandwiches: What's the security for airline food?

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  1. sobore
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    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/travel/2018840258_webairplanefood03.html

    An Air Canada passenger found a sewing needle in a catered sandwich during a flight on Monday. It's the seventh needle found in an airplane sandwich in three weeks; Delta suffered a rash of similar incidents in July. What sort of security screening does food go through before being sold on planes?
    Mainly spot checks. Sky caterers must obtain and periodically renew TSA certification, but the agency has declined to describe in any detail what certification entails. According to airline security analysts, however, caterers inspect a random sample of the foods rolling off the assembly lines for foreign objects, weapons and explosives.

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    You have to wonder though... there's nothing to disprove that she found the needle, but that sure would be a convenient way to cash in. Anybody unscrupulous enough to try could easily sneak a needle or two into their sandwiches -- assuming they check ahead of time that the airline is actually serving sandwiches -- and then make a stink about it.

    Like I said, not saying this is not the case with her but it's easy to do after you've had a precedent.
     
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    Is there a greater safety requirement for airline food than, say, for sandwiches sold in gas stations or grocery stores?
     
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    I am always reminded of the thumb in Wendy's chili

    http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/chili.asp
     
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    Trust..........it's all about trust!:confused:
     
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    Well I for one don't mess around with premade sandwiches in gas stations... next thing you know you have worms building gold statues in your intestines.

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    Have you seen those "sandwiches" that UA serves in coach as the second meal on some international routes? :D
     

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