Food Safety Lawyers
Compliance With Food Safety Regulations
With food contamination cases making the news on a regular basis, more and more attention is being paid to the issue of food safety. Furthermore, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has brought about what the FDA calls “the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years.” It is becoming increasingly important for produce businesses to ensure that they are complying with food safety regulations.
At Meuers Law Firm, our lawyers bring decades of experience to this fast-growing area of produce law. We know all applicable FDA rules and food safety standards. We know about local food safety initiatives. We know exactly what standards apply to our clients’ produce, and we make certain those standards are followed in order to protect our clients and consumers.
Who Is Responsible for the Safety of the Food?
The issue of food safety goes beyond ensuring that all regulations are followed and standards are met. Produce businesses face complicated challenges because of the way that produce is sourced and changes hands on its way to its final destination.
Retail vendors are careful to protect themselves. When they purchase produce to sell to their customers, they do not want to be liable for any lapses in food safety standards. They will put language in contracts giving liability to the produce business that they purchased the produce from. What if that produce business is a wholesaler who purchased the produce elsewhere? We take care to address all contractual food safety and liability issues in order to educate and protect our clients, helping them to avoid liability whenever possible.
When disputes do arise over food safety events, we move quickly to resolve them, using creative and aggressive measures as necessary.