IFSA takes on Euro­pean Union reg­u­la­tions

Onboard Hospitality - - Industry Update -

IFSA's In­ter­na­tional Air­line Flight Group is to take on planned Euro­pean Union (EU) reg­u­la­tions, set to in­crease the cost of air­line pas­sen­ger food and drink.

The EU has an­nounced plans to put ad­di­tional reg­u­la­tions in place that would ef­fec­tively in­crease costs for air­line pas­sen­ger F&B with­out, IFSA be­lieves, suf­fi­cient pas­sen­ger benefit.

IFSA's Euro­pean of­fice is ad­dress­ing is­sues spe­cific to Europe, while a pas­sen­ger reg­u­la­tions alert has been is­sued to all IFSA's global air­lines and cater­ers fol­low­ing work on pre-clear­ance reg­u­la­tions into the U.S. for Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, South Amer­ica and the Mid­dle East. These reg­u­la­tions un­der U.S. Cus­toms Bor­der Pro­tec­tion (CBP) came into ef­fect on April 1 and re­quire re­tail fa­cil­i­ties and cater­ing ser­vices to take ad­di­tional steps to en­sure ap­pro­pri­ate han­dling of plant and an­i­mal prod­ucts from pre-clear­ance ar­eas.

IFSA ceo, Joe Leader, said: “As the long­stand­ing global as­so­ci­a­tion fo­cused on the ad­vance­ment of the air­line on­board and cater­ing in­dus­try, IFSA has ac­tively rep­re­sented the in­dus­try be­fore leg­isla­tive and reg­u­la­tory groups, pro­vid­ing proin­dus­try and pas­sen­ger so­lu­tions to reg­u­la­tions, pro­ce­dures and is­sues. With more than 700 mil­lion air­line meals served on a yearly ba­sis, it is im­per­a­tive that IFSA boldly speaks on be­half of all com­pa­nies in­volved to en­sure the safety, se­cu­rity and qual­ity of the ser­vice within the air­line cater­ing in­dus­try.” ifsa.aero

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