Product safety

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.

March 18, 2013 - 12:30pm

Imagine a corporate aircraft cleaning crew discovering germs like E. coli, listeria, hepatitis and a few staph infections on the company airplane as they prepare it for the next trip? Paula Kraft, CEO of Atlanta Ga.-based Aviation Catering Consultants (ACC), conducted research on more than three dozen international airplanes (most of them U.S.-based) and found some of these germs on the control wheels, in the galley and in the lavatory.

May 31, 2007 - 5:46am

Charter safety auditors CharterX and Wyvern announced a new product last month aimed at ensuring customers receive the most up-to-date safety information available for each flight.

 
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