In a startling turn of events, more than 700 Airbus Atlantic staff members are reported to have fallen ill following the company’s Christmas dinner in France. The festive feast, organized and provided by the company’s restaurant at its Montoir-de-Bretagne site in the Loire-Atlantique region, left 700 employees experiencing symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhea within 24 to 48 hours after the event.
The Christmas dinner, held on December 14, was attended by a sizable crowd of 2,600 employees. The lavish gourmet spread featured a menu that included indulgent items such as foie gras, scallops, lobster, and beef tenderloin. The culinary experience was topped off with desserts like ice-cream logs and hazelnut-chocolate mousse, all at a surprisingly affordable cost of about $16 per person.
Despite the seemingly delightful offerings, the aftermath of the dinner has raised serious concerns about food safety and hygiene standards at the Airbus Atlantic Christmas event. Fox News reported that the majority of affected individuals displayed clinical signs of illness shortly after consuming the festive meal.
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The situation has prompted an investigation into the source of the outbreak, with a focus on identifying potential contaminants or lapses in food handling and preparation. Authorities are working to determine whether specific dishes or ingredients served at the Christmas dinner could be linked to the widespread illness among the Airbus Atlantic staff.
As the affected employees seek medical attention and the company grapples with the aftermath of the outbreak, questions are being raised about the responsibility of the catering services and the overall oversight of such large-scale events. Ensuring food safety in mass gatherings is not only crucial for the well-being of attendees but also for the reputation of the organizing company.
Airbus Atlantic has yet to release an official statement addressing the situation. However, this incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of stringent food safety measures, particularly when organizing events that involve a large number of attendees. As the investigation unfolds, it remains to be seen how Airbus Atlantic will address the concerns raised by this unexpected and unfortunate turn of events during what was supposed to be a joyous holiday celebration.