Northern Foods has said its contract to supply British Airways (BA) from April 2010 is still in place, despite the airline car-rier’s decision to axe meals on its short-haul flights.

Northern Foods had announced it had signed a 10-year contract, in December last year, to supply the airline with sandwiches, salads and a small biscuits offering on its short-haul flights from London Heathrow, from 1 April 2010.

Andrew Hanson, head of corporate communications at Northern Foods, told British Baker: "The bottom line is that the contract remains in place and we will be responding to their needs."

He explained that the firm had been aware that BA had been looking at its catering requirements for some time.