When Food Disaster Strikes, Being “Shielded” Matters
February 22, 2018

When Food Disaster Strikes, Being “Shielded” Matters

Food recalls, product defects, contamination events, oh my. These are just a few examples of the potential food contamination disasters that can detrimentally disrupt the supply chain and quickly become a major financial nightmare for all parties involved. Costs from a product recall or contamination can easily cripple even the most conscientious organizations, and understanding … Read More

by Nicolle Chase
WGIS Hosts Food Safety Workshop at Almond Alliance Convention
February 22, 2018

WGIS Hosts Food Safety Workshop at Almond Alliance Convention

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. … Read More

by Nicolle Chase
2017: The Year California Burned From North to South
February 22, 2018

2017: The Year California Burned From North to South

At the time of this writing, the massive inferno of the Thomas fire is finally under control, at 92 percent contained. This fire, the largest in California’s history, has ravaged more than 280,000 acres and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses—many of which are of Western Growers members. And to top it off, the Thomas … Read More

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Changes to Reporting First Aid Claims Now in Effect
January 18, 2017

Changes to Reporting First Aid Claims Now in Effect

By Ken Cooper, WGIS Director of Risk Strategy As of January 2017, insurers are now required to report all claims to the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB). These include claims for which any medical care is provided and medical costs are incurred, including those involving first aid treatment, even if the insurer did not make … Read More

by Nicolle Chase