Airport food is worse than you think. It’s enough to make you sick. With all the new airport security rules, we’ll be spending more time at airports, which means we’ll be eating more airport food. But unless airport food vendors clean up their act, there will be more passengers locking themselves in airplane bathrooms, like the Nigerian businessman en route to Detroit.
USA TODAY reviewed inspection records for nearly 800 restaurants and food vendors at 10 U.S. airports, and found a long list of violations. These included food stored at dangerously warm temperatures which would allow bacteria and pathogens to grow. It’s not just at the ‘grab and go’ sandwich kiosks. USA Today also found serious violations at airport restaurants with table service.