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Important Food Safety Practices for Airlines

Airlines need to follow strict standards in order to maintain proper food safety. Since the CDC estimates that approximately 48 million people get sick each year in the United States due to foodborne illnesses, this is a legitimate concern. What can you do to protect your passengers and flight crew from the impact of foodborne contaminants?

  • Keep prep areas clean at all times – Cleaning is especially essential immediately before and after meal preparation.
  • Ensure all meats are cooked to the proper internal temperature – This will kill any potentially harmful bacteria that has found its way onto the food.
  • Don’t allow raw meat to come in contact with any other foods, be sure to clean all surfaces and cooking implements touched by raw meat, and wash your hands or change your gloves before doing anything else.
  • Be sure to use a reputable food manufacturer who follows stringent guidelines at their preparation facility.

A Safety-First Food Manufacturer

Culinary Specialties can help you offer safe food to your passengers. The FDA and UDSA logos appear prominently on our website because we follow their guidelines at our food prep facility. We also watch for FDA and CDC announcements to take immediate action when a recall occurs. All of this is done to protect the food supply for our clients.

For the best quality heat and serve meals that have been individually quick frozen (IQF) for optimal flavor and appearance, contact us today by calling 760.744.8220, or you can request a quote online. We are proud to offer peace of mind to our clients, thanks to our ultra-safe practices.