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Lufthansa Sued Over Poor Meals

November 29, 1998

HONG KONG (AP) _ A Hong Kong company has sued Lufthansa’s in-flight caterer for allegedly providing substandard meals, including one said to have contained a cockroach, local newspapers reported Sunday.

LSG Lufthansa Service Hong Kong began providing pre-cooked box lunches this summer to Nutritional Food Production Ltd., which supplies lunches to elementary and high schools, Chinese-language Ming Pao said.

But the meals delivered were too small and of ``substandard or unacceptable quality,″ according to a High Court document filed against the German-based caterer, the paper said. Some contained sand, pencil lead and wood chips, and a cockroach was found in one meal, it said.

Officials at the caterer were not available for comment Sunday.

Nutritional Food Production claimed it had lost contracts totaling $5.6 million, the report said. It is seeking $423,000 in estimated lost gross profits and an unspecified amount in damages, it said.

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