Maggots found in Qantas snack
Qantas has apologised to a woman who discovered the in-flight snack she had been tucking into was teeming with maggots.
On a Thursday night flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australian woman Victoria Cleven got more protein than she bargained for when she realised the packet of dried fruits and nuts she was eating was full of maggots.
Cleven, 42, did not initially realise what she was eating because it was dark, but a "funny taste" prompted her to turn on the light.
"It tasted strange, and I turned the light on and looked at the rest of the packet, and just started seeing maggots coming out of it everywhere," Cleven told the Herald-Sun.
"I couldn't talk. I was nearly throwing up. I was beside myself."
Her 15-year-old son then checked two other packets of the snack and found they too were crawling with maggots.
Qantas said it had apologised to the woman and was investigating the incident.
"We've apologised to her for her experience," a Qantas spokesman said.
"We're speaking to the supplier of the trail mix to try to establish how it could have happened.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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