LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12331 posts, RR: 12 Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2052 times:
Apparently, Gate Gourmet at HON failed a FDA health inspection. They have a provisional license for 30 days, have to face a reinspection and if they fail, they lose their license. Apparently there were open trash cans near food areas, dirty refrigerators including mold on a door, cockroaches on the floors, staff handling ice with bare hands, and other food handling no-no's. Isn't that apptizing...mmmmmm One question is if it is bad in HON, what about their other locations, or that of other companies...Guess better brown bag it out of HON for a while.
B767400ER From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 52 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1930 times:
Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 5): How many airlines use GateGourmet at HNL? I know that CO has their own Chelsea catering kitchen there for their flights; do they cater anyone else as well?
I believe Hawaiian uses them. I think UA also uses them out of here. AA uses LSG (last I looked) and that was a top notch facility! (I got a tour of LSG about 4 years ago as a Hospitality student at the Univ. of Hawaii)
Sucks to hear that GateGourmet is in trouble. Hawaiian has actually stepped up the food options. Time to start eating before the flight.
CVG2LGA From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 590 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1903 times:
no need to worry, from what i hear at work gate gourmet will probably be closing all doors within the next year anyway. well at least that is what the company is trying to scare everyone into thinking
They don't call em' emergencies anymore. They call em' Patronies.
AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 26 Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1888 times:
Quoting WGW2707 (Reply 8): Out of curiosity does anyone know how Gate Gourmet's sanitary/food safety performance compares with that of competitors such as LSG SkyChefs?
When I was a Catering Security Agent at HP, I worked in the Sky Chefs Facility in PHX. Unfortunately, Sky Chefs employees dont really follow food handling procedures some of the time. When I was there, Ive witnessed food cart handlers actually put ice in buckets with their bare hands, seen employees not wear hair nets, and stuff like that. There are are 18-26 year olds working at the LSG Sky Chefs facility in PHX right now. Makes me wonder how they got their food handlers permit....
A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12331 posts, RR: 12 Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1483 times:
Now the rest of the story - In an article on CNN (today, May 20) a significant number of people were recently sickened by 'food poisioning' on flights catered by Gate Gourmet, tarced mainly to contaminated carrots. Apparently that is what triggered the FDA inspections. While nobody died, some of those whom became ill had to be hospitalized! There are lawsuits being started already (and for justifiable reasons).