FDA Finds Problems In Airline Food

Posted on Jul 2, 2010 in Uncategorized

Posted by Magan Salano on Jun 30th, 2010 and filed under Health. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors found that some of the providers of meals to airline passengers had violations that could make passengers sick, according to a report obtained by USA Today.

FDA officials visited LSG Sky Chefs, Gate Gourmet, and Flying Food Group kitchens. They found that 27 of the 91 that they visited had health violations.

The report stated that the FDA found workers using bare hands, food stored at the wrong temperature, and signs of inadequate pest control.

these caterers provide food for many major airlines like Delta, American airlines, U.S. Airways, and United airlines.

“In spite of best efforts by the FDA and industry, the situation with in-flight catered foods is disturbing, getting worse and now poses a real risk of illness and injury to tens of thousands of airline passengers on a daily basis,” says Roy Costa, a consultant and public health sanitarian.

The report was obtained by USA today on the basis of the Freedom of Information ct.