Note from Lianne- Founder of No Nut Traveler Inc.
This testimonial illustrates why my steadfast advice has been to NOT take any airline meals no matter the assurances. Crews are NOT educated on cross contamination and mistakes in labeling happen every day on the ground. Up in the air, far away from medical care, no meal is worth it.
This took place while flying home to Seattle from London on British Airways. The business class flight attendants made an announcement prior to takeoff to the entire cabin asking people to refrain from eating any peanuts, tree nuts or seeds due to a serious allergy in the cabin.
However, about an hour after takeoff they served my son a children’s meal that contained a bowl of hummus and carrots. I asked the flight attendant if this was hummus made with sesame seed and she apologized and said yes it is. She told me she had just taken the lids of the rest of the meal so it shouldn’t have had cross contamination – regardless I removed the meal and didn’t let him eat any of it.
An hour prior to landing they served the entire cabin, including my son, afternoon tea including a walnut cake. So, after asking the entire cabin to refrain from eating nuts and seeds they proceeded to serve both to the entire cabin including to my son.