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FDA finds rodent waste found on Delta plane

2:08 PM, Apr 20, 2011   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- The Food and Drug Administration has sent Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson a warning letter regarding rodent waste found on Delta aircraft during an inspection.

According to the letter, the FDA conducted an inspection of at least one plane, and found evidence of rodent waste in several places on the aircraft:

• Approximately 8-11 rodent excreta pellets above the right door panel in the forward galley (G1) where food is prepared by flight personnel;

• Approximately 10-20 rodent excreta pellets above the left door panel in the forward galley (G1) where food is prepared by flight personnel;

• Approximately 9-15 rodent excreta pellets on the right aisle of the aircraft over seats C3-C7;

• Rodent excreta pellets (too numerous to count) in three areas in ceiling panels located in the middle cross over galley G2, which is directly over places where food and drinks are stored in the aircraft; and

• Mammalian urine in six areas on ceiling panels located in the middle cross over galley G2. 

 

 

The letter said that Delta responded to the inspection by way of a letter outlining actions taken to exterminate the problem on the aircraft in question.

However, the FDA letter went on to say that corrective actions did not include actions being taken by Delta to prevent further rodent infestations.

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