Airline Caterer Inspection Reports

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America .


From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Copies of inspection reports generated by the FDA or under the supervision of the FDA regarding the safety and hygiene of airline caterers.

Please include all airline caterers that the FDA has reported on, including but not limited to:

LSG Sky Chefs
Gate Gourmet
Flying Food Group

A similar request was filed and fulfilled for USA Today in 2010, and was reported on here:

Please include any reports created between 2009 and the present.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Michael Morisy

From: Food and Drug Administration

From: Kisin, Nathan

June 29, 2012

Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Food and Drug Administration
Rockville, MD 20857

Michael Morisy
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

In reply refer to: FOI # 2012-4562

Dear Requester:
This is in response to your request on June 25, 2012 for records from the Food and Drug Administration pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act regarding:

A listing of all inspections conducted by FDA regarding the safety and hygiene of airline caterers from 2009 through present, not limited to airline caterers: LSG Sky Chefs, Gate Gourmet, and Fly Food Group.

The information you requested was not readily available. Therefore, a computer query program had to be written to search the inspection database resulting in the attached result(s) in MS Excel format to produce the information requested.

The following charges for this request are:
Computer Programming Search and Review Time (GS- GS-9/14):

1 Hour(s) @ $46/Hr $ 46.00
Total Charges: $ 46.00

This is not a bill. You will receive a separate billing invoice from the FOI Office if you are not exempt from these charges.

Nathan Kisin
Div. of Planning, Evaluation, and Management