The Transport Security Administration (TSA) has issued a warning after a horrific pile of raw chicken thighs was discovered on an airport luggage carousel in Seattle.
The organization has warned travelers about the significance of carefully storing raw meat goods to avoid situations like this in the future.
According to a TSA spokesperson, all raw meat products must be kept in a sealed container with ice or dry ice.
When spotted, the raw chicken was mushed together, implying that it had been inside a container, but fell out onto the carousel belt.
“There is a personal fowl on the carousel,” the TSA wrote on a post. “Can chickens fly? Well… assuredly, no poultry is flying like this. We hear at one time these wings and thighs were cooped up in a cooler. Somewhere between baggage and the carousel, they became free-range.”
The post continues: “Don’t wing your travel packing. In order to keep from ruffling any feathers, meat should be properly packaged. Ice or dry ice is permitted to keep the flock chilled. If you are pecking around the internet for travel tidbits, nest time, reach out to our hens and roosters at #AskTSA. They’ll take your raw travel questions and cookout an eggcellent answer.”
One TSA spokesperson told Newsweek, “Our understanding is that it fell out of a cooler behind the block of chicken (and you can see the chicken is still in cooler shape). Our guess is that the owner did not think about the lid coming open and did not tape it securely enough.”