Monday, June 28, 2010

Airline Food Produced in Unsanitary Conditions

USA Today reported that its analysis of FDA documents obtained via FOIA requests shows the agency's "inspectors have cited numerous catering facilities that prepare airline food for suspected health and sanitation violations following inspections of their kitchens this year and last. ... The inspections were at the US facilities of two of the world's biggest airline caterers, LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet, and another large caterer, Flying Food Group." The companies "provide more than 100 million meals annually...for nearly all big airlines, including Delta, American, United, US Airways and Continental." The FDA documents cite improper food storage temperatures and the use of "unclean equipment and...workers who practice poor hygiene."

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