Food

April 2, 2013 - 5:10am
Paula Kraft, a principal with Aviation Catering Consultants, exhibits an easy smile, but when it comes to food safety, she is “deadly serious.” (Photo: Kirby J. Harrison)

The threat of food-borne illness at 41,000 feet is all too real, and one the business aviation industry takes all too lightly, says Paula Kraft, a principal with Aviation Catering Consultants (ACC) of Atlanta.

According to in-flight medical emergency services specialist MedAire, 60 percent of its calls are related to gastrointestinal illnesses. That number leaves no doubt that food-handling standards should be just as rigorous as those that apply to aircraft maintenance, asserts Kraft.

October 10, 2011 - 2:20am

Food preparation on a business jet is often a challenge. The new multi-function AAD4-27 induction oven from Iacobucci Group (Booth No. 2526) subsidiary Modular Galley System (MGS) is designed to make on-board food preparation easier. 

May 7, 2009 - 11:15am

Caterers providing food for business aircraft flights from UK airports are being forced to meet security requirements previously applied only to airlines. Next year, the European Commission intends to introduce new regulations to apply the same standards throughout the 27 states of the European Union.

August 4, 2008 - 7:00am

UK-based business aviation caterer Castle Kitchens introduced an online publication on “global food, water safety and health issues.” The publication service is provided in association with Castle Kitchens’ Jet Academy food handling and safety training and auditing company. Global Food and Water Safety Update is a monthly publication, but it will be updated continuously to provide subscribers with urgent news and regulatory changes.

 
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