Limiting Food Liability Starts At Product's Birth, Attys Say

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013, 9:19 PM EDT) -- Attorneys told attendees of a food litigation conference on Wednesday that companies can limit their potential liability in labeling lawsuits by considering possible claims during product development and carefully monitoring their flavor content.

Target Corp. in-house counsel Nancy Husnik said that companies should look to limit their liability from the first stages of a product's development. Before any labels are placed on the product, companies should consider its target consumer; the category it belongs to, such as health or wellness; and the ingredients and level of...
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