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Was my food on a United flight moldy, what to do?

Was my food on a United flight moldy, what to do?

Old Dec 18, 15, 4:50 am
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Was my food on a United flight moldy, what to do?



It's an international flight going to US operated by United. Which agency should I file a complaint to? FDA? State department of justice/attorney general (the state of destination or the state of billing address)?
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Old Dec 18, 15, 8:45 am
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You tell the FA immediately and get a replacement.

FDA?? DOJ?? DA?? Sheesh!
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Old Dec 18, 15, 8:47 am
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I really doubt that's mold anyway. Looks like the bits of flour you can often find on the bottom of bread.
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Old Dec 18, 15, 8:59 am
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Where is the mould? I don't see any in the photograph.
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Old Dec 18, 15, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by nonstarter View Post
I really doubt that's mold anyway. Looks like the bits of flour you can often find on the bottom of bread.
I was thinking the same thing.

Even assuming it was mold, simply asking for a replacement would have been the thing to do, or just not eating it because one won't starve for the lack of a (likely poor quality) roll.
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Old Dec 18, 15, 9:28 am
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Old Dec 18, 15, 10:18 am
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Old Dec 18, 15, 10:22 am
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Old Dec 18, 15, 10:37 am
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Not clear that it's mold either. How sure are you about this, OP?

Finding mold on a piece of cookie-like-object is unlikely, primarily because you're not even eating food. Have you ever read the ingredients on the things that are served as food on UA flights? It's nearly impossible to identify even a single organic ingredient. It's mostly a collection of chemicals, with additional layers of chemicals upon chemicals to ensure desired performance characteristics, and precisely among other things, to ensure stability of the "product" over long periods of storage.

For mold to grow on this collection of chemicals would require some extraordinary circumstances. Curiously, where are you originating from? A hot tropical climate?
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Old Dec 18, 15, 11:10 am
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I once got moldy grapes on one flight sector; on the second flight sector, the flight attendant inexplicably failed to ask me for a meal order and just didn't feed me at all. I sent UA an e-mail asking for better service standards with subject line "Moldy grapes and a missed meal" and they sent me $350 in travel credit.

I considered it a fair deal.
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Old Dec 18, 15, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by FlyWorld View Post
Have you ever read the ingredients on the things that are served as food on UA flights?
No. The print on BOB served in Y is usually so tiny that I can hardly make it out even with my reading glasses on. I've never been given a list of ingredients in F.

Originally Posted by FlyWorld View Post
It's nearly impossible to identify even a single organic ingredient. It's mostly a collection of chemicals, with additional layers of chemicals upon chemicals to ensure desired performance characteristics, and precisely among other things, to ensure stability of the "product" over long periods of storage.
Meh. Everything we ingest is "a collection of chemicals" - mostly C H O and N - even if it's "100% organic".
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Old Dec 18, 15, 11:33 am
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OP, you might ask the mods to change the title which references "food" as we all know, United does not serve "food" it serves small portions of "food like substances"

It looks like your "food like substance" has small bits of a white powder on it. I would call the DEA, someone may be up to no good.
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Old Dec 18, 15, 11:35 am
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Nothing to see here. I seriously doubt that's mold. I agree it looks more like flour than mold...and it's also far more likely. OP did you open the package? Show it to the FA's and get anyone else's opinion? Or just take a photo to post on the internet to claim its mold in your expert opinion?

Also look at the OP's handle and its their first post regardless if they created it a year+ ago. Mods... this thread ought to be deleted really..it's pretty ridiculous.
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Old Dec 18, 15, 3:47 pm
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Old Dec 18, 15, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by ftadsfsfdasdfdsfwef View Post
Which agency should I file a complaint to? FDA? State department of justice/attorney general (the state of destination or the state of billing address)?
FDA. United has clearly gone too far by giving free Penicillin to its pax. There is no question that this should be limited to full-fare GF/GS and only administered via the soup in GF. Alternatively it could be administered via the secret stash of un-split cashews. This is up to Oscar to decide when he is back. I trust his judgment.
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