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FDA downgrades Gate Gourmet airline catering operation

In a March 29 warning letter the FDA formally notified Gate Gourmet Inc. owners that the classification of their airline catering facility in Erlanger, KY, has been downgraded from approved to provisional. In November of 2017 Gate Gourmet found Listeria in its Los Angeles kitchen at LAX airport, and several airlines including American, Delta and Virgin Australia suspended their use of the air catering service… Continue Reading

Virgin, Delta join American; nix Gate Gourmet catering at LAX

Two more airlines have suspended use of the Gate Gourmet flight catering kitchen at Los Angeles International Airport, two weeks after American Airlines said it would stop using the company’s service at the airport because bacteria was found in its facility. Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines have both ceased using Gate Gourmet at LAX. American Airlines stopped using Gate Gourmet’s… Continue Reading

Listeria found at catering facilities for airlines at LAX, Denver

Listeria has grounded certain food services in recent days for some American Airlines and United Airlines flights. Different foodservice providers are involved. In both cases, Listeria bacteria was found at food preparation areas. The Gate Gourmet catering facility at LAX airport, which provides foods, beverages and related services to American Airlines and other carriers. Officials… Continue Reading