En Route develops Covid-safe inflight meal packaging

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UK-based on-board food and service solutions company, En Route International, has launched two product ranges designed to minimise post Covid-19 concerns for airline passengers in premium classes.

The product ranges consist of oven-heatable and individually flow-wrapped bakery items, and a ‘flip and peel’ cheese platter, developed as part of move to offer confidence to passengers in premium cabins as the transition back to normal services continues.

The flow-wrapped products include  savoury and sweet bakery items such as bread rolls and garlic bread, alongside pastry plaits, croissants and Danish pastries. The products can be presented as part of En Route’s existing Baker St brand or designed with an airline’s branding on any packaging.

The company’s bakery items are sourced from premium manufacturers across the UK, Europe and the USA, with products covering a range of passenger tastes, budgets and airline service needs.

The ‘peel and flip’ cheese platter is made up of three cheeses and garnishes wrapped in newly designed packing, which is opened by the passenger.

Previously, all cheeses – sourced from across the UK and Europe – were opened and presented to passengers by crew on a slate or via a caterer, who served it on a platter or plate. The new packaging doubles up as a cardboard platter, minimising cabin crew handling as part of the process.

Hamish Cook, executive director, En Route, said: “We are placing real emphasis on reimagining much of what already exists to see how these products can be tailored and reworked with new passenger behaviours in mind.”

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