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FDA Inspection Revealed Health Risk LAX Airport

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Brooke Shroyer2 years ago

The Food and Drug Administration inspection of Los Angeles International Airport food services discovered food preparation and employee bathroom health concerns.

Potential Health Risks in Flying Food Group

According to Reuters, a labor union known as Unite Here revealed the FDA inspection to the public using the Freedom of Information Act in hopes of getting higher wages and better working conditions for food service workers.  The inspection was administered back in January for a food service facility in LAX called Flying Food.

Unite Here disclosed that Flying Food Group, was required to change the dates on food and that employees had seen insects and rodents in the kitchen. 

United Here also stated in a news release, “Flying Food’s employees report practices that may pose potential health risks to themselves and the flying public alike.”  The union expressed their concern for the presence of health risks at a first-class international airport. 

More About the Flying Food Group Inspection

Flying Food expressed their objection to Unite Here’s claims by stating, “This so-called report is just the latest example of labor union Unite Here making false allegations and exploiting our employees in a desperate attempt to disrupt our business and advance their union agenda.” 

Flying Food announced that the facility scored a 96 out of 100 on an impromptu two-day food safety inspection in May by an unknown party.

The FDA report was followed by a surprise inspection, in which an inspector discovered health concerns regarding the temperature of prepared foods, machines used to sanitize food service utensils as well as dirty bathrooms.  The FDA inspector also reported cluttered storage that would make for pest breeding grounds.

Unite Here interviewed employees who complained of incompetent dishwashers and drains.


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