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Handling Food Safely in the Time of Third-Party Delivery

The demand for food delivery has soared amid the pandemic and is likely to remain in high demand into the future. Customers expect safe, quality food to be delivered in a timely manner, and families need guidance on handling delivered food safely. This webinar will share some of the necessary steps to help ensure safe and quality food delivery as well as showcasing a resource designed to provide best practice recommendations for safe food delivery to delivery persons working with third-party delivery services. Plus, learn about a new campaign from the Partnership for Food Safety Education, “Prep Yourself,” designed to provide guidance for consumers on handling delivered food safely, the formative research behind it, and the free tools and resources that are available.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT

NRA Handling Food Safely with Third Party Deliveries (PDF)
5 Checks for Safe Food Delivery (PDF)
Food Safety Delivered: Resources You Need for National Food Safety Education Month (PDF)
Iowa State Consumer Research (PDF)


Patrick Guzzle
Vice President, Food Science
National Restaurant Association

Patrick Guzzle has been involved in retail food safety for almost 20 years. His career began as an Environmental Health Specialist in Pocatello, Idaho. He later was hired as the Idaho Food Protection Program Manager. In 2018, Patrick started Mountain West Food Safety, LLC and was the Principal Consultant.

Patrick has been an active participant in the Conference for Food Protection (CFP) and has served on several Committees, as well as Chairing Council II. He served as Chair of the CFP from 2016 – 2018. He has received several commendations for his collaborative efforts with other organizations over the years.

Patrick is an active member of the Association of Food and Drug Officials and the National Environmental Health Association. He is an adjunct professor of Public Health at Boise State University. Patrick holds a Master of Public Health and a Master of Arts in Anthropology – both from Idaho State University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish – also from Idaho State University.

Patrick and his wife, Dianne both grew up in Colorado – she in Littleton and he in Steamboat Springs. They have 4 children and reside in Boise, Idaho.

Terryn Laird
Public Health Communications Specialist
National Environmental Health Association

In their role as Public Health Communications Specialist at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), Terryn Laird serves primarily as a communications leader in the Retail Food Safety Regulatory Association Collaborative. They maintain the Collaborative’s various communication channels and website as well as provide support for other NEHA food safety initiatives both internally and externally, including: the new NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant Program, the NEARS Online Community, and the NEHA Food Safety Committee; and participate on the Environmental Health & Equity Collaborative’s Awareness & Communications Workgroup. Terryn’s background in the food service industry has given them foundational knowledge in food safety as well as real world experience. Terryn holds a B.Sc. in Human Nutrition and a B.A. in English from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Katie Weston
Community Engagement Manager
Partnership for Food Safety Education

As Community Engagement Manager, Katie develops outreach and engagement strategies and represents the Partnership for Food Safety Education to the health and food safety educator community. Katie has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and more than 10 years’ experience working with non-profit organizations. One of her greatest passions in life is strengthening and growing communities. She enjoys teaching ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) in her spare time, and she loves baking cupcakes and hanging out with her husband Kevin and sons Will and Sam.