Maggots Found In Airport Sandwich Makes Me Consider A Vegan Lifestyle Change

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Screen Shot 2013-08-08 at 8.34.13 AMAll you vegetarian and vegan parents out there! Have you ever found insects in your food? I need to know these things. I know I have seen stories where a cute little tiny frog has been discovered in boxed salad blends of leafy green euro-mixes but I need to know specifically about BUGS. This is one of those stories where my lovely boss Koa Beck will raise one perfectly groomed eyebrow at me and ask me what my parenting angle is, because at Mommyish us writers are supposed to have a parenting angle, so Koa here is my parenting angle:

AS A MOTHER with three children who need me to be paying attention today and all awake after reading this story I was so grossed out I couldn’t even finish my beautiful Nespresso coffee which means I will be a CRANKY mother today.

I have to share this story with our Mommyish readers because I need others to be as grossed out as I am! This is a public service I am doing here!

A passenger was boarding a flight to Miami from Atlanta when he stopped to buy a breakfast sandwich.  As one does. I have done this especially when my kids (parenting angle!) are with me because airplane food is usually barfy and kids are always hungry. From WSBTV:

The passenger told Channel 2’s Amy Napier Viteri he bought a sandwich at an airport restaurant Wednesday morning. When he opened it he said he was stunned to find maggots on it.

Joel Woloshuk says he got out his phone and recorded video of the bugs crawling on his focaccia sandwich after boarding a flight to Miami for work Wednesday morning.

The video shows maggots crawling in and on the food he bought at the Café Intermezzo franchise location inside Terminal B at Hartsfield-Jackson.

“What I thought was parmesan and the parmesan began to move,” Woloshuk told Viteri.

THE PARMESAN WAS MOVING. As a mom (parenting angle) I am in the corner crying hysterically.

The Department of Aviation does its own inspections of concessions monthly and an airport spokesperson told Viteri starting Friday, it’s giving managers of every airport restaurant ultra violet inspection lights so they can independently inspect food shipments.


That’s all great but the parmesan was moving!

This is pretty much the worst. I may never eat anything again. But maybe eating only non-meat products can protect me from this ever happening but I am pretty sure there are also bugs in produce. I hate any bugs that have to do with rot and all that, I am weird about food anyway and when the expiration date shows on the milk I am pretty much dumping it. Now you guys need to make me feel better by comforting me and telling me about being vegetarians so I can be a decent mom today (parenting angle!)

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