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FDA Delays Enforcement of the Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was enacted in January 2011 to increase the safety requirements for food facilities, as well as the FDA’s role in monitoring compliance with our food safety laws.  Ever since this ambitious (and necessary) overhaul,

Posted in Food Safety Modernization Act

Injuries Caused By Contaminated Beef Constitute A Single Occurrence

A food-borne illness outbreak usually results in a large number of claimants and, depending on the scope of distribution of the contaminated product, it can spawn claims in a multitude of jurisdictions.  For insurance adjusters and their insureds, a critical question is

Posted in Insurance Coverage

Fresh Express’ Recall Policy Does Not Cover Spinach Recall Absent Actual Contamination

THE SCOOP The food industry will remember 2006 as the year of the North American E. coli outbreak caused by fresh-bagged spinach.  The FDA issued the broadest advisory in its history regarding a commodity, advising consumers not to eat bagged

Posted in Insurance Coverage

Hello World!

Welcome to Cozen O’Connor’s Food Recall Monitor. As the name (and catchy subhead suggest) this is where food, law and insurance intersect. Our goal is to provide the food and insurance industries with an easily accessible resource to read about

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Cozen O’Connor has a national team of attorneys experienced in handling food contamination and product recall coverage matters related to first-party, third-party and specialty policies. The firm also developed a Food, Beverage & Nutritional Products Industry Team to provide advice and counsel to a wide range of companies connected directly and indirectly to the food and beverage industry.
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