Reducing Products Liability: Post-Production

LiabilityFood processors face unique products liability exposures. This is particularly true because your manufactured product may be a component in another product mixture. Contamination of the final product can draw your ingredient product into litigation.

In addition, today’s food processors often function in part or entirely as contractors, which typically requires processing a customer’s product(s) in accordance with their specifications. Without involvement in the laboratory and testing phases, it is often difficult to fully assess inadequacies or potential product misuses.

You can help control and manage the insurance risks associated with product safety by implementing these tips:

Post-Production

• Keep all critical documents involved in a product’s life cycle on file

• Institute product tracking and identification methods for all jobs

• Initiate product recall or notification processes

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