As Demand For Recall Policies Surges, Coverage Obstacles Lurk

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 9:12 PM EDT) -- A recent wave of high-profile food recalls have sent more companies running to insurers for product recall coverage, but the few court disputes over these special policies have already revealed ways carriers can swipe coverage from policyholders, attorneys say.

Recall insurance has soared in popularity as regulators overseeing the food industry have become more vigilant and better at identifying foodborne illnesses and their causes. The trend also coincides with the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act in January 2011, legislation that handed the U.S. Food...
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