Listeria bacteria detected in flight food at Norwegian

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Listeria bacteria has been detected in meals served on three Norwegian flights in July. Several of the passengers fell ill.

The bacterium was found in cooked shrimp, writes The Nation.

– “This is very regrettable and something we take seriously. We have sent information to all passengers who were on board the relevant flights in question,” says Norwegian spokesman Astrid Mannion-Gibson.

The food was produced by French caterer Newrest, and distributed to aircraft flying between France and the United States. The in flight food was served in business class.

Norwegian was briefed on the discovery through the French catering company.

In particular, pregnant women, elderly people with poor health, and people with impaired immune systems should avoid products that may cause a risk of listeria infection. For most others, the bacterium rarely presents a serious health hazard.

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