A huge pile of unpackaged raw chicken ended up on an airport luggage carousel – inches away from passengers’ luggage.

The video, posted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), shows a cube of raw chicken thighs and wings stuck together and making its way across the conveyer belt. It appears as though the unclaimed meat had slipped out of its original package during the journey to Seattle.

In a series of puns, the TSA wrote, “There is a personal fowl on the carousel.”

Instagram users were concerned about contamination Instagram

“Can chickens fly? Well… assuredly no poultry is flying like this. We hear at one time these wings and thighs were cooped up in a cooler. Somewhere between baggage and the carousel, they became free-range.”

“Don’t wing your travel packing. In order to keep from ruffling any feathers meat should be properly packaged. Ice or dry ice is permitted to keep the flock chilled. If you are pecking around the internet for travel tidbits, nest time reach out to our hens and roosters at #AskTSA.

Users flocked to the video with concerned comments. One said, “Looks like all the other luggage on that carousel has been cross-contaminated”, while another highlighted, “I’d hate to have my bag on this conveyor belt after this.”

“Imagine pulling that off the carousel as the owner”, one commented.

The TSA told Indy100 said the incident was not recorded by a TSA employee and they have no further details of when it may have occurred.

While we can’t verify it, our understanding is that the partially frozen meat came out of a cooler. Our best guess is that the owner did not think about the lid coming open and did not tape it securely enough”, they added.

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