Airline Food in the Time of Pandemic and Beyond

Airline Food in the Time of Pandemic and Beyond

Some people think about foodborne illness more than others, but COVID-19 has changed the way that everyone thinks about getting sick. It is no longer spending the first night of their vacation in the bathroom that people are worried about when they eat food on an airplane.

How can your airline help to protect passengers from illness when it comes to preparing food? A few normal safety tips that you should have been applying even before COVID-19 include:

  • Make sure that raw meats are cooked to internal temperatures that guarantee the destruction of harmful bacteria.
  • Avoid cross-contamination by keeping raw meat away from any of your cooked foods and using gloves during preparation that are immediately disposed of.
  • Hands and prep surfaces should be cleaned before and after a meal is prepared.

One thing that can help your staff to maintain safety is to source your meals properly. Already prepared meals that are simple to heat and serve are the safest. You just have to be sure to source your airline’s meals properly so that they arrive safe to eat. That’s why you should choose Culinary Specialties as your onboard meal partner.

A Safe Food Prep Environment, Packaging, and Delivery

All Culinary Specialties products are individually quick frozen (IQF) to ensure that the final product is as fresh as possible. The prep area follows the guidelines of the FDA and USDA. We also keep tabs on regular updates regarding recalls and foodborne illness from the CDC. Strict temperature control is maintained during transport to ensure the integrity of the meals when they arrive at the plane. To learn more, call 760.744.8220, or you can request a quote online.