UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Southwest Airlines has announced it would stop serving peanuts on board its flights to protect people with nut allergies.
According to CNN, Southwest Airlines will stop giving packaged peanuts to passengers “to ensure the best onboard experience to everyone.”
The classic American travel snack will no longer be available beginning August 1.
It will continue serving snacks, though, with a wide variety ranging from pretzels to cookies and chips.
Southwest Airlines joins other U.S. airlines that have adjusted their menus to accommodate people with a peanut allergy.
United Airlines and American Airlines, along with Delta and JetBlue do not serve peanut snacks aboard their flights.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration listed peanuts as the sixth most allergenic food in the country.