Skymark Airlines has been selling food item past their expiration dates by one month or more, Japanese media reported Monday.
According to Skymark officials, on July 29, a total of 8 Cup of Ramen packages, all 90 days past their expiration date, were discovered to have been sold during in-flight meals on planes traveling from Haneda airport to Naha.
Following an investigation of other flights around the same time, Skymark admitted that a total of 26 Cup of Ramen and condensed soup packages with expiration dates long past, may have been sold to passengers aboard their planes, TV Asahi reported.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism told reporters, "This was a truly basic mistake, one which has seriously jeopardized the health and wellbeing of Skymark passengers."
This most recent scandal is just one of several which the airline has faced in recent weeks, including the company having to pay over 70 billion yen in contract termination fees to Airbus in a still yet-to-be resolved contract deal.© Japan Today