About 100 Airbus Atlantic employees fell ill after the company's Christmas lunch

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About 100 Airbus Atlantic employees fell ill after eating Christmas lunch, according to a spokesman for the European airline.


An Airbus subsidiary's employee holiday celebration in France took a turn for the worse earlier this month, as dozens of employees fell ill after the company's Christmas party.

A European Commission spokesman said: “Around 100 Airbus Atlantic employees have fallen ill after contracting a food-borne illness after eating a Christmas lunch organized by the company.” Airline He said In a statement emailed to CNN.

The spokesman did not specify the type of food.

No one at Airbus was seriously ill from the incident on December 15, and all employees were back at work by the following Monday, according to the spokesman.

Airbus Atlantic, founded in January 2022, is wholly owned by Airbus Atlantic Airbus subsidiary Specialists in aircraft seats. Airbus Atlantic has 13,000 employees in five countries, although the fateful Christmas lunch happened in France.

An Airbus spokesman said French health authorities were leading an investigation into the outbreak.

An Airbus spokesman said: “This appears to be an isolated event and all employees are recovering well.” He added. “The health of our employees remains our primary concern and we are fully cooperating with the ARS Health Agency to determine the cause of the illness and ensure this does not happen again in the future.”

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