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LETTERS: Nunavut October 10, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Qikiqtaaluk Logistics clarifies hospital food contract

Qikiqtaaluk Logistics will continue providing catering services


This is regarding the article “Iqaluit hospital patients will soon eat food shipped up from Ottawa.”

The information presented inaccuracies that we would like rectified. Qikiqtaaluk Logistics has had a three-year contract with the Qikiqtani General Hospital to provide food and dietary services for in-patients, QGH staff and the public at the hospital’s cafeteria.

The service has been based on meals prepared daily with fresh ingredients in the facilities within the Qikiqtani General Hospital. In fact, Qikiqtaaluk Logistics provided country food to patients and the QGH night staff. Food was delivered by Qikiqtaaluk Logistics’ bilingual team consisting of cooks, assistants and dietary aids. As an Inuit-owned company, the delivery of country food to assist patients with their northern diet and the creation of Inuit employment were very important. We would appreciate Nunatsiaq News publishing these facts.

Having said that, Qikiqtaaluk Logistics has experienced very good collaboration with the QGH staff during its three-year contract with QGH and wishes the hospital successful implementation of the new frozen food system.

Qikiqtaaluk Logistics will continue providing catering services and freshly prepared food services to its various clients, including those involved in industrial and environmental remediation projects on remote sites.

Harry Flaherty
Qikiqtaaluk Corp.

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