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“There Is a Very Small Risk of Bullet Fragments That Could Be Found in the Meal.”

“There Is a Very Small Risk of Bullet Fragments That Could Be Found in the Meal.”
Jackie Reddy

A business class British Airways passenger on a recent service from LHR to ORD was surprised to note that one of the offerings could potentially contain a rather alarming ingredient: bullet fragments. The item in question was a venison dish and the carrier said that it listed an advisory as a precautionary measure only.

A business class British Airways (BA) passenger studying the menu on a flight from London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) was surprised to find that one of the offerings could potentially contain a rather alarming ingredient: bullet fragments.

The dish in question, listed as “Home Counties venison stew with rosemary dumplings, roasted chestnuts and wilted kale,” carried an advisory written next to it, as spotted by Dr. Michael Brown, reports The SunDr. Brown tweeted an image of the menu item, along with the advisory, which read, “Even though greatest care has been taken, due to the nature of the product there is a very small risk of bullet fragments that could be found in the meal.”

Commenting on the dish, Dr. Brown was quoted as saying that he “didn’t order it but found this to be very strange. The two flight attendants I spoke with had never seen or noticed this before but got a good laugh out of it.”

“One joked with me that this warning could be so all the Americans on board couldn’t sue them. I told him he could well be right,” he added.

Not surprisingly, Dr. Brown’s post garnered comments and gags from fellow Twitter users. “Looks like British Airways will go the extra mile to make their American customers feel at home,” said one while another quipped, “Hey it’s just added iron.”

The carrier’s spokesperson was quoted as saying that, “These warnings are there as a precaution, and are common practice. We source the best British ingredients for our in-flight menu and this is no exception.

[Photo: British Airways]

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5 Comments

  1. DanishFlyer

    December 11, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    This should have been a non-event – venison is game, since sourced in the UK, most likely field-shot even if farmed, and so it should come with that warning (because obviously, people don’t actually know this???)

    – DanishFlyer

  2. ilcannone

    December 12, 2018 at 3:44 am

    Some people really need a life. Such warnings are put on the packaging of game birds like pheasant in supermarkets for crying out loud. This dude clearly just wants media attention and/or freebies.

  3. BrunswickSq

    December 12, 2018 at 5:46 am

    Pretty much every time I buy game there’s a warning, it’s not just BA.

  4. TMOliver

    December 12, 2018 at 7:12 am

    That’s what you Brits get, the punishment for culling deer herds with shotguns. On the other hand, for us ‘Merkins, if the entree was trucked across Chicago to O’Hare or Midway, it could arrive with a few 9mm or .380 rounds lodged in the entrees.

  5. flyerkit

    December 24, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Pigeon, squirrel or other game often have left over bits of shot in the flesh. Warnings are normal.

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