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Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 December, 2003, 11:32 GMT
Airline meals on sale at market
Airline meal
The meals were being sold for 20p
Airline food may not be everyone's idea of a great meal.

The thought of chewy bread and over-cooked vegetables is something most of us can only endure with the thought of a sun-drenched holiday for dessert.

But earlier this week, shoppers in a south Wales town were offered to the chance to enjoy them in the comfort of their own homes.

And now investigations are under way after the airline meals meant to be eaten at 30,000ft went on sale at a street market.

Trading standards officers are looking into how the Air Canada breakfasts became available in Clydach.

The microwave meals of scrambled egg, bacon, sausage and mushrooms were being sold for 20p.

But health watchdogs warned shoppers not to buy the meals because they might not be fit to eat.

A spokesman for Swansea Council environmental health said that airline meals were made "for immediate consumption".

"We are advising people not to eat the meals," he said.

"They may not have been correctly stored and could be out of date."

Air Canada has launched an investigation to discover how the breakfasts went on sale.

The first airline meal was served in 1919 on a flight from London to Paris.

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