Food Safety Focus Team • June 15
A June 13, 2018, article posted on Bloomberg.com addressed concerns arising from the surge in third-party delivery services, including a lack of drivers and food safety hazards.  William Weichelt, Director, Food Safety & Industry Relations for the National Restaurant Association, is quoted in the article as part of its discussion of foodborne illness, quality, and liability. 

According to the article, a group of state restaurant associations is talking about the need for regulations or legislation of third-party delivery services like GrubHub, UberEats, and DoorDash, which bring prepared foods to consumers. Without oversight and training, there is a risk for foodborne illness from improper handling or time/temperature control of the food being delivered.

Read more about this growing area of concern at “There Aren’t Enough Drivers to Keep Up with Your Delivery Lifestyle.”