The production of safe food is one of the most challenging jobs in the world. All food producers, distributors and retailers are surrounded by risk. Indeed, in 2014, there were nearly 500 recalls in the United States involving FDA and FSIS regulated products. In the past decade, there have been countless foodborne illness outbreaks causing thousands of illnesses and hundreds of deaths. The key to protecting your brand is to avoid an outbreak or recall in the first instance.
Food Industry Counsel’s Food Safety Risk Management Lawyers have nearly fifteen years of experience assessing and critiquing food companies in every segment of the industry. By conducting countless Food Safety Brand Protection Audits, we have helped some of the world’s largest food processors, national restaurant chains, and food distributors and grocers identify existing food safety risk and modify their existing operations and programs to reduce their existing exposure.
Drawing from our vast experience auditing food companies, helping them achieve and maintain regulatory compliance, managing nationwide outbreaks and recalls, and defending high-profile foodborne illness lawsuits and claims, we can provide you with the comprehensive risk analysis for all stages of the production spectrum. We will identify where you have the greatest risk, and offer efficient and cost effective recommendations to eliminate your risk.
As part of its brand protection audit, Food Industry Counsel’s lawyers can also help you create robust supplier specifications, strengthen your existing supplier and customer contracts, and obtain effective recall insurance. Helping companies avoid risk in the first instance is a big part of what we do, and what we love most.