Kudler Fine Foods, owner Kathy Kudler has recently expanded her business to include a catering service, but she needs to be aware of basic food regulations, product liabilities, and good workplace practices to meet all requirements set by food and safety regulations.
In today’s society many consumers such as very young children, the elderly and pregnant women with very sensitive immune systems that is more at risk for food borne illnesses. “According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are five factors that contribute to the unsafe food preparation techniques in food establishments that is considered food borne illnesses by the FDA” (U.S. Department of Health and ...view middle of the document...
Here are four approved organic labeling methods:
• 100% organic
• 95% organic or more
• 75% to 95% organic
• 70% or less organic
Kathy Kudler and her operation management team must monitor the workforce to assure they do not become careless with labeling food products incorrectly. Mislabeling a food product could lead to serious criminal and civil liabilities for Kudler Fine Foods. “Product liability is when a consumer is injured by a defective product and can be legally compensated from the retailer” (Einstein Law, 2004, P.1).
In product liability cases negligence and strict liability plays an extreme part in determining the outcome of a case. Strict liability makes a business responsible for all injuries sustained by consumer who purchased a defective product; on the hand negligence makes a business legally responsible for getting medical care to a consumer who was injured by defective products when the business refuses to provide it.
Kathy Kudler must surround herself and her business with good legal advisors who are knowledgeable about food product liability laws and regulations. Food product liability insurance can protect a retailer in the event a consumer is injured by a food product. Suggested coverage that a retailer should carry is in the range of $1 million to $2 million dollars. A good business practice is to ask suppliers for certificates...