The importance of food safety took center stage today at the Almond Alliance Conference during the “Food Safety: Surveying the Legal Risk Landscape” session, sponsored by Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS).

During the session, Faegre Baker Daniels Attorney Rachael D. Spiegel provided a detailed overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act and foodborne illness litigation. Spiegel delved into FSMA’s minimum standards for safe production, as well as discussed how the Foreign Supplier Verification rule will affect specialty crop growers. The session wrapped up with real-life examples of how food safety errors could result in civil ligation and criminal prosecution and tips on how to properly manage contamination outbreaks.

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