FDA: Airplane Food Prepared Among Mice, Bad Hygiene & WORSE (POLL)

06/28/2010 12:49 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

File this under GROSS: meals served to passengers on major airlines are often prepared in unsanitary or unsafe conditions, according to USA Today.

Inspections recently occurred at the U.S. homes for two of the world's biggest airline caterers, LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet, and another large caterer, Flying Food Group (together companies serve more than 100 million meals annually in the U.S. and abroad).

The FDA report obtained by USA Today shows that many facilities store food at improper temperatures, use unclean equipment and employ workers who practice poor hygiene (yuck). At some, there were cockroaches, flies, mice and other signs of inadequate pest control (double yuck).

Yet another reason to stop eating airplane food...