United Airlines mishandled Listeria contamination, endangering travelers, lawsuits claim

According to the lawsuits brought by United's former senior manager of food safety, Marcia Lee, General Manager of the Newark catering facility Eliot Mosby, and Newark Food Safety Manager Gustavo Moya United Airlines failed to address critical food safety issues at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, endangered passengers and retaliated against employees for speaking up. The airline did not address persistent maintenance issues at its catering facility at Newark airport, which allowed the spread of Listeria monocytogenes. The lawsuits are seeking damages of $7.5 million. United denied these allegations and said the lawsuits were without merit. Additionally, United told CNBC it is unaware of any foodborne illnesses confirmed to be linked to any food served on its flights and is currently cleaning and repairing several areas of the Newark facility as part of routine maintenance. In November 2017, USDA recalled some chicken and pork products produced at United's Denver catering operation after the facility notified regulators that one of its products had tested positive for L. mono. In August 2018, a news organization reported that United had found Listeria at its Newark location. At the time, United said it found Listeria in its cooler but noted Listeria had not been found in food served to its customers or on food-contact surfaces. @ https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/29/united-airlines-mishandled-listeria-contamination-lawsuits-claim.html
United Airlines mishandled listeria contamination, endangering travelers, lawsuits claim

Lawsuits filed by three high-level managers claim United put passengers at risk.

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