Air India has launched an investigation after a passenger said he had found worms in his mid-flight sandwich, a company spokesman has said.
The passenger allegedly made the discovery during a flight from New York to
Delhi on 28 September. It is unclear whether the creatures discovered in the sandwich incident were
worms or maggots.
An Air India spokesman said that the incident
"involved a leading caterer who supplies all US airlines". He said that the food was picked up in the US not in India. "We have already taken suitable action against the caterer," the spokesman added.
He described the incident as "very rare" and said that normally caterers had
very strict hygiene conditions. The spokesman said that "a full investigation" into the incident was now