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British Airways Warning: Small Risk of Bullet Fragments (In Food)

We knew it from all those James Bond movies, but here is another reminder that the Brits are a tough lot:

Bullet fragments among the wilted kale? Common practice to warn us about that, they say.

The business class menu featured a bizarre warning

It read: “Even though greatest care has been taken, due to the nature of the product there is a very small risk of bullet fragments that could be found in the meal.”

Taken aback, the 63-year-old took a photo of the bizarre message and shared it on Twitter, saying: “You’ve got to be kidding me.”

The radio host, who also works as an author and professor, claims he then had a good laugh about it with flight attendants

He told The Sun Online: “I didn’t order it but found this to be very strange.

“The two flight attendants I spoke with had never seen or noticed this before but got a good laugh out of it.”

He added: “One joked with me that this warning could be so all the Americans on board couldn’t sue them. I told him he could well be right.”

A spokesman for British Airways said: “These warnings are there as a precaution, and are common practice. We source the best British ingredients for our in-flight menu and this is no exception. “

At first I wondered why not warn of the other random things one has a small risk of finding in British ingredients? Small risk of dog collars, a welding helmet and a tourist map of Buckingham Pallace getting in the gravy, right? Or is it all weapons related, these low risk British airline meal intruders? Bazooka bites and burbon? Grilled gattling gun and a glazed grapefruit?

Then I finally realized that the dish in question was venison–which we should all rightly just call deer meat–and the warning was much less puzzling. British Airline chefs are clearly all deer hunters, and when leaping upon the beasts bear-handed to stun them headwise with fisticuffs occasionally fails, the chefs may resort to more standard deer hunting tools of the trade, my dear Watson.

Is this a roundabout way of not saying that deer meat may occasionally result in lead poisoning?

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