Eldon Edson Published in Law360: "Food Contamination: When Responsible Parties Are Identified"

Los Angeles Partner and Executive Committee member Eldon Edson has been published by Law360 with his article, "Food Contamination: When Responsible Parties Are Identified." 

Foodborne illness outbreak investigations are conducted for public health and safety reasons. Public agencies investigate these outbreaks to control them so more people do not get sick in the outbreak and to learn how to prevent similar outbreaks from happening in the future. However, the results of these investigations can prove to be invaluable to not only the outbreak victims seeking compensation, but also to those suppliers who merely unknowingly passed on an already contaminated food item. The suppliers face the substantial costs of recalling the products and offering replacement products or refunds; working with federal, state and local officials regarding investigation and confirmation of the source of the contamination and the remedy; and of the personal injury suits which are likely to be filed. As to how to pay these costs, a supplier will, of course, look to its own first-party loss and third-party liability insurance policies.

A copy of the full article can be downloaded through the link below.

For more information on food contamination and their impacts on insurance policies, please contact Eldon Edson.

Download PDF