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Gate Gourmet UK & Ireland today announced that it is the first airline caterer in the UK to be awarded the European Commission’s (EC) “Health Mark” for food hygiene standards.

Approved by the EC, the “Health Mark” recognises that Gate Gourmet is the first to achieve compliance with the highest European standards and maintains the company’s commitment to providing airline customers with the very best menus.

In line with the Health Mark’s compliance criteria, Gate Gourmet premises will be inspected every three months, and the “Health Mark” logo will also be placed on all outer food canisters and food carts in order to improve traceability of products.

Commenting on the award, Eric Born, Senior Vice President Europe West and South said:

“I am delighted to have our commitment to high standards formally recognised. As the first airline caterer in the UK to be awarded the Health Mark, Gate Gourmet is leading the way in setting industry standards in food hygiene.”

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Notes to Editors:

1. The EC Health Mark arises from a European Directive, and is enforced on a national level by the UK Food Standards Agency and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

2. Gate Gourmet London Ltd have been approved under the Food Hygiene Regulation (EC) 853/2004 by the Local Council, London Borough of Hillingdon

3. This is in addition to complying with the General Food Hygiene Regulation (EC) 852/2004, as required by all food establishments.

4. Gate Gourmet UK & Ireland is part of Gate Gourmet International. Our UK & Ireland operations serve over 40 airlines at six airports that service 150,000 flights a year and provide over 36 million meals.

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Komel Bajwe
APCO Worldwide

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