Who We ARE
Danielle Egger – CEO
Danielle graduated from Youngstown State University (Youngstown, OH). While pursuing her degree in Environmental Science, the field of public health piqued her interest. She started her career with the District Board of Health in Ohio, conducting inspections of restaurants and grocery stores while completing her studies. She knew immediately she had found her niche.
In 2005, Egger began work as an Environmental Specialist for the Florida Department of Health, performing health inspections in bars, public and private schools, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals. She was also responsible for training all incoming health inspectors.
In 2013, Egger was nationally recognized by the FDA for her role in protecting against foodborne bioterrorism during the Republican National Convention held in Tampa.
Later that year, Egger was promoted to the role of Biological Scientist, with her primary investigative focus on food borne illness outbreaks. It was during those investigations that she observed the devastating effects foodborne illness outbreaks had on a business. She saw the need for a liaison between business owners and government regulators, believing that placing more focus on education – not just regulation – could make a difference.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Egger was invited as a guest speaker for safely re-opening restaurants and bars for the Town of Miami Lakes, Osceola County, the City of St. Petersburg, and on ABC Action News’ Rebound Tampa Bay. Egger has also been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, WPLG Local 10 in Miami, Tampa Bay’s Fox 13, and regularly on Tampa Bay’s 10 News.
Danielle (“Dani”) thinks of her clients as family and goes out of her way to ensure they have the resources they need to provide customers the best, safest dining experience.
Paul Guthrie – VP
Paul Guthrie comes to Florida Food Safety Systems with 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. From valeting cars, catering & event planning, serving & bartending to management, Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise. An excellent communicator, Paul coordinates the training division of Florida Food Safety Systems. Using a client first mentality, Paul has helped design a training program that is the most innovative, flexible, and cost effective in the industry. Paul is a Bonded Notary Public in the state of Florida. Contact Paul for information or to schedule a Food Manager, Food Handler, or Responsible Vendor class.