Passenger notices strange in-flight menu warning on British Airways flight: 'Bullet fragments that could be found in this meal'

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
When a business class passenger looked over the in-flight menu, he noticed that one dish had a warning, like many do these days. (Photo: Getty Images)

British Airways is taking farm-to-table a little too far.

Michael L. Brown noticed something strange on the in-flight menu and shared it on Twitter this week. The author and religion speaker was flying business class from London to Chicago on 9 December, when he looked over the meal options and noticed that one dish had a warning, like many do these days. But the warning wasn’t about uncooked food or allergens. It was about bullets.

It was for a dish called “Home Counties venison stew,” and the warning explained that “due to the nature of the product there is a very small risk of bullet fragments that could be found in this meal.”

“I traveled first class from Mumbai to Heathrow, and this item definitely wasn’t on the menu,” Brown told The Sun. “On my second flight from Heathrow to Chicago I noticed this item on the menu.”

He pointed it out to the flight crew. “The two flight attendants I spoke with had never seen or noticed this before but got a good laugh out of it,” he said. “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.”

Brown was dumbfounded. But his followers were not. In fact, according to them, this is common.

“These warnings are there as a precaution, and are common practice,” British Airways told Yahoo Lifestyle in a statement. “We source the best British ingredients for our inflight menu and this is no exception.”

Brown did not try the dish with possible bullet fragments.

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