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Food Safety in Airports

Unfortunately, food in airport fast-foods and restaurants is not as safe as anywhere else in town. Food safety has been always violated, according to local health department reports. Conditions is around 800 restaurants from 10 airports proved alterate conditions for the food sold. For instance, tuna salads or turkey sandwiches are some stay-away types of food in airports. They were kept and prepared in kitchens without soap at high temperatures. The National Restaurant Association’s Sue Hensley said the industry “is committed to ensuring all prepared meals are safe.” “The grab-and-go sandwich problem, it’s a constant battle,” said David Jefferson, of the Tarrant County, Texas health department, which inspects Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Jefferson.

Is food safe in airports
Is food safe in airports
The risk of becoming ill as at hand’s reach because some recent inspections have showed that 42% of 57 restaurants reviewed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and 77% of 35 restaurants reviewed at Reagan National Airport deal with a very serious unsafety issue. It is very easy for customers to grab and go their food but this is made at very high risk. Statistics have shown that there are 76 million cases of food-borne illnesses annually in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Food is almost never kept in coolers which can stop dangerous pathogens.

For instance, food safety is questioned in many airports, because at Detroit’s airport, chicken in salads was 60 degrees in a cooler Dec. 4 at the Fuddruckers near Gate C25. Fuddruckers in airports differ from its typical restaurants because they sell so much food from grab-and-go coolers, said spokeswoman Kelly Pascal Gould. The company is auditing airport franchise coolers. Workers handle food, for example, meat and bread, without changing gloves. This happened at Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar at Reagan National Airport. Atlanta Aiport is a faulty place indeed because inspectors found rat droppings or rodent issues at least 12 times from October 2008 through March.

Food-borne illnesses come from either bacteria or viruses, and bacterial infections arise when food is not stored at the correct temperature or it is not thoroughly cooked,” said Dr. Cynara Coomer, a medical contributor for Fox News Channel and FoxNewsHealth.com. She added that “Viral infections are most commonly Hepatitis A, which is transferred from the hands to the food. This comes from poor hygiene, like going to the bathroom and then not washing your hands.” So, pay very much attention – we all know that time is essential when travelling by plane – however, make sure you buy food that looks very fresh and eat only in places which are clean. Besides, food must be well-cooked, so as to kill the bacteria. But, if you get sick, report the issue to the authorities.

Food Safety in Airports
Food Safety in Airports

The World’s Worst Airports

One can easily say that airports are the gate to speed. But, however, there should also be taken into account the following issues like: flights missed at high cost, terminal delays, rudeness, body searches at Customs, missed connections, the endless queues, lost luggage, and why not, the bomb alerts which make you truly shiver with cold. One can also add the long check-in duration, or the discomfort you might feel on board, like air pressurisation or mashed hand luggage. And this, in some of the most famous airports in the world.

Two years ago, some surveys proved that the airports London Heathrow and Chicago O’Hare are not quite easy to navigate, the lavatories are untidy and the parking facilities are not the expected ones. more »

Accor Novotel Hotel Opening at Brisbane Airport

The Accor Network will open a new hotel at The Novotel Brisbane Airport, the 23rd in Australia. This is currently under construction and due to be completed by October 2009.

It will be the second Novotel in Brisbane, the first opened in 1995 in Creek Street in the heart of the central business district. The 156 room Novotel is being developed by Kenlynn Properties Australia and is being built on an 8000sqm block of land at 1 Airport Drive. There are over 40 Novotels at major airports around the globe.

The special design of the hotel includes a six storey atrium and a dramatic, glass-ended, cantilevered rooftop pool and recreation space.

The Novotel will be part of a relatively new retail, commercial and recreational precinct that will also comprise a DFO super-store, childcare centre, Woolworths supermarket and a golf course. In addition to its convenient address,

Accor Novotel Brisbane Airport
Accor Novotel Brisbane Airport
the new Novotel hotel will also feature also relaxing conveniences like a roof top terrace, gymnasium, lap pool and sauna, a lobby bar, a la carte restaurant, underground parking and six meeting rooms to service the needs of corporate clients in transit.

Accor Vice President Australia, Simon McGrath said, “Brisbane Airport is much more than just an airport, it is one of Brisbane’s fastest growing commercial areas and the gateway to the Gold Coast and south-east Queensland. Brisbane Airport currently handles some 18.5 million passengers annually – a growth of 50% since 2003 – and is forecast to grow to 33.3 million by 2029, making new infrastructure such as the Novotel crucial.”

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