Atlanta, GA — A man at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport found maggots in a sandwich he bought at a terminal restaurant last week.
Joel Woloshuk ordered a foccacia sandwich from Cafe Intermezzo in Concourse B. When he opened the box after boarding a flight to Miami, he found maggots crawling on the bread.
Woloshuk told WSB-TV, “I’m looking, what I thought was parmesan, right? And the parmesan began to move.”
Woloshuk took out his phone and took a video of the maggots on his sandwich. He kept the sandwich and called the restaurant when he returned to Atlanta. He asked to meet with a manager, but there was no available that night. The restaurant blamed the bread maker and said it had found a new supplier.
“All products from the vendor were removed,” the company said in a statement. “Not a single crumb of bread from the vendor remains in the facility.”
However, the supplier said it doesn’t believe the maggots came from its facility. It said a Department of Agriculture inspector visited last week. The supplier said it is still providing bread to other restaurants in the airport. The airport said it is “awaiting results of the investigation to determine further action.”
The Department of Aviation said it is giving the managers of every restaurant in the airport ultraviolet lights so that they can inspect food shipments. That process will start Friday. The department, which conducts its own inspections monthly, also said it will begin touring food suppliers in the metro area. It will then report violations to the property authority.
The Clayton Count Board of Health said it didn’t find any violations when it inspected Cafe Intermezzo Friday.
Joel Woloshuk said he declined the restaurant’s offer for a refund.
“My intent is my fellow traveler,” he said. “I’m in this airport weekly and it makes me pretty angry.”