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Updated World Food Safety Guidelines Now Available - February 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly McLendon
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February 2016



Our Atlanta Regional Event was a success hosted at the World of Coca-Cola earlier this month!

IFSA and GAEC are pleased to announce the launch of the Fourth Edition of the World Food Safety Guidelines! This comprehensive guide was designed to serve as a valuable resource to assist the onboard industry in meeting and exceeding food safety standards.


To learn more about some of the notable changes in this edition and to download the World Food Safety Guidelines and the updated Audit Tool free of charge, click here.





IFSA members gathered earlier this month in Atlanta, Georgia for a regional networking event held at the World of Coca-Cola! We had a photographer on hand at the event - check out the album here!


Did you miss out on the regional? Make sure to register for the IFSA Annual Conference & Expo in Chicago, Illinois from September 19 - 21, 2016. Click here for more details.


The IFSA Foundation has raised a record breaking $116,000 this year to go towards the scholarship awards! Thank you to all our sponsors who made this possible. Make sure to spread the word about the IFSA scholarship opportunity. Applicants can learn more here.






Good news from Jose Ceballos, National Policy Manager, USDA, APHIS, Q.


Effective immediately, APHIS has authorized Clorox 8.25% (PUMA) for use on spills of regulated garbage so long meets the following two conditions:


1) Clorox 8.25% use in locations where it is registered


2) Clorox 8.25% be used in accordance with the label and master directions.


To reflect this decision, Jose Ceballos is updating the APHIS Regulated Garbage Website, Regulated Garbage Manual and will prepare a publication on the APHIS Stakeholder Registry.


The official publication should be out in the following weeks. Please verify this chemical is safe to use on board your aircraft prior to use.


Allison Hardesty
Key Accounts Manager, D&F Marketing

Departure City:ORD


Menu Preference:Wrap and Salad Combo with lots of water!

Industry Experience: 7 years

IFSA Membership: 7 years


Her Job: Listen to customer challenges and work to find solutions to fit their needs. Travel to food shows throughout the year in search of new and interesting products and learn about latest onboard food trends. Allison notes that she loves her job because it gives her the opportunity to problem solve on a regular basis, "most 'off-the-shelf' items will not work onboard due to various issues (weight, pricing, pack sizes etc.), but I have to find a way to make it work!"



Why IFSA:"The many educational and networking opportunities offered are ones I wouldn't have without the association. The Annual Conference and EXPO offers suppliers a priceless opportunity to engage in conversations with key buyers to learn about each airline's specific needs."


Want to nominate a person or company for IFSA's new Membership Spotlight? Email Natalie at