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January 19, 2010

Denver facility passes FDA re-inspection

Neu-Isenburg -- LSG Sky Chefs is pleased to report that our Denver facility has passed the required re-inspection by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has been restored immediately to “APPROVED” status.  According to the results of the re-inspection, which took place during the week of January 4-8, 2010, the company has taken action to resolve the issues cited by the FDA in their original notice dated December 10th.

Food safety and security is a constant focus for our organization.  We have taken this matter very seriously, and are confident that the progressive and focused actions taken to bring the facility into compliance ensure that we continue to consistently prepare safe, high quality products to the flying public, as is consistent with our almost 70 year history as the industry leader.

We remain committed to constant evaluation and achievement of rigorous quality standards that meet or exceed all regulations.

 

E-mail attachment (Response from FDA):

From: Schmidt, Nancy G
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:56 PM
To: Lehman, Sondra
Cc: Manresa, Howard
Subject: Re-Inspection Results - Denver Facility
Importance: High

Dear Ms. Lehman,
On September 17 through October 06, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration conducted an inspection of your airline catering facility at 27280 E. 75th Avenue, Denver, Colorado.  That inspection resulted in a “Provisional” classification for the facility, and you were so notified in a Warning Letter dated December 10, 2009.

On December 24, 2009, we received your response to our December 10th letter.  A re-inspection of the facility was conducted by this office on January 4 – 8, 2010.  Based on your written response and the latest inspection, we have changed the classification of your catering facility to “Approved.”  Notification of this change in classification has been sent to users of the facility.

We wish to emphasize the importance of your continued attention to the proper operation of this facility, specifically, to sanitation and pest removal issues, and that it is your responsibility to assure compliance with all applicable regulations.
A hard-copy of this letter will be sent via FED-EX to your office and the Denver LSG SkyChefs facility today.  In addition, a letter will be sent to your Denver consignees via FED-EX to update them on the approved status of the Denver facility.

Please feel free to contact me should you have further questions.

Regards,
Nancy G. Schmidt
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Compliance Officer, Denver District

 

LSG Sky Chefs is the world’s largest provider of in-flight services. These include catering, Buy-on-Board, in-flight equipment and logistics, consulting and lounge services. The company’s extensive know-how in culinary excellence and logistics has led to its successful entry in adjacent markets, such as train services and retail. LSG Sky Chefs delivers 532 million meals a year, primarily for more than 300 airlines at 213 airports in 54 countries. In 2013, the companies belonging to LSG Sky Chefs Group achieved consolidated revenues of € 2.5 billion.


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