Food and Product Safety
This subject overlaps with regulatory compliance. But regulatory compliance alone does not assure food or product safety. Regulatory compliance is the minimum standard that must be met for food and products to be legally sold.
Reputable retailers often impose additional private standards and the plaintiffs’ bar is continually expanding a pro-consumer interpretation of statutes and regulations through court decisions in certain states.
More importantly, customers demand that the food, beverages and products they purchase are safe for their consumption and use. Adverse publicity about contaminated foods and unsafe products can destroy a company. In some recent cases involving contaminated foods, criminal penalties have been imposed on companies and their executives.
At the Hoeller Law Firm, we help our clients assure food and product safety by counseling them on the legal requirements, private standards, case law developments and by working closely with their quality assurance and food safety professionals.