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Roaches Invade Air Caterer

Airline Food May Be Unsanitary

Food and Drug Administration inspectors have found numerous safety violations at a large airline food caterer, including live roaches and rodent feces, reports USA Today. Inside LSG Sky Chefs, the largest airline caterer in the world, the FDA found live roaches and dead roach carcasses that were "too numerous to count." They also found employees handling food with their bare hands, as well as the dangerous bacteria Listeria on the kitchen floor. An inspection of LSG Sky Chefs' Minneapolis facility last year revealed a mouse, nesting materials and rodent feces under a food pallet. Each year, LSG Sky Chefs provides 405 million meals for more than 300 airlines. Other airline caterers also violated safety regulations, including Gate Gourmet and Flying Food Group.

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