Those concerned about the safety of the food being served on their aircraft have two new sources of information

 - September 21, 2006, 11:30 AM

Erica Sheward’s long-awaited book Aviation Food Safety is now available from Blackwell Publishing, 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 2DK, England, telephone +44 1865 776868, or contact Castle Kitchens at +44 1903 891400, www.castle kitchens.com. Sheward is technical director for Castle Kitchens and a long-time advocate of safety in food handling in the aviation industry. The hardbound volume, priced at $199, covers virtually every aspect of the subject, from consumer perceptions and current codes of practice to liability issues and bio-terrorism. Closer to home, catering consortium Aviation Services Network is offering flight departments a free, two-hour training video covering major aspects of business aviation food purchasing, preparation, storage and serving. The video was filmed at Tastefully Yours and the Flight Works hangar in Atlanta. To obtain a copy, call ASN at (888) 792-4446.