An airline has launched an investigation following an incident where a TikTok star, Chloe Chapdelaine, claimed to have severe diarrhea caused by mistakenly being served a non-gluten-free pastry, despite being a Celiac disease sufferer.
A Risky Mix-Up with Dire Consequences
Food allergies and intolerances are a common problem for many people worldwide, with gluten sensitivity due to Celiac Disease being one of the most prevalent.
This often poses challenges when dining out, as the need for specific dietary requirements increases the risk of mix-ups, potentially leading to allergic reactions.
TikTok influencer Chloe Chapdelaine discovered the severe implications of such a mix-up during what she described as the “worst flight of her life.”
After receiving a gluten-free meal from the airline, she soon realized that she had been mistakenly given a non-gluten-free pastry.
The Flight That Turned Into a Nightmare
Chapdelaine shared her distressing experience in a video posted on TikTok on June 4. After consuming half of the pastry, she suffered from explosive diarrhea for the remainder of her flight to Los Angeles.
The video recounting her ordeal has amassed over three million views since its upload.
Airline Responds to the Incident
The airline released a statement to The New York Post on June 14, 2023, expressing their disappointment over the incident and the distress it caused to the TikTok star.
“Emirates aims to cater to all passenger-specific needs by offering a number of special meals that cover as many medical, dietary, and religious requirements as possible,” a representative of the airline said.
“The safety and health of our customers is taken very seriously.”
As of now, no updates have been provided by either Chloe Chapdelaine or the airline regarding the ongoing investigation. We will continue to monitor this story and provide updates as they become available.
This incident underscores the critical importance of accurate food handling and serving practices, especially in settings like airplanes, where immediate medical assistance may not be readily accessible.
As the investigation continues, it will be crucial to identify where the mix-up occurred and what steps can be taken to prevent such situations in the future.