PFSE Board Member Steven Mandernach Discusses Prep Yourself Campaign on MEAT+POULTRY Podcast

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According to the 2021 Food and Health Survey conducted by the International Food Information Council, 72% of Americans say the pandemic is changing the way they eat and prepare food. This study showed 42% of consumers are shopping for groceries online at least monthly.

The Partnership for Food Safety Education launched the Prep Yourself: Food Is on the Way campaign for National Food Safety Education Month in September. The national campaign aims to support households as they handle delivered foods, such as meal kits, restaurant delivery and grocery delivery.

MEAT+POULTRY magazine interviewed Steven Mandernach, executive director of the Association of Food and Drug Officials and a member of the PFSE Board of Directors. During the podcast, he explains why education around safe handling of food deliveries is so important right now, and what takeaways the Partnership learned from consumer research for the Prep Yourself campaign.

In a recent press release, Mandernach said, “The food industry needs resources to help communicate with consumers amid this changing landscape. We’re in a new era of food safety, and it requires that everyone understand their role in maintaining the safety of our food from the farm to our tables.”

Listen to the podcast below, and read the entire MEAT+POULTRY article.

Steven Mandernach is the executive director of the Association of Food and Drug Officials and a member of the PFSE Board of Directors. He can be reached at smandernach@afdo.org.