Securing Coverage For Contamination Claims

Law360, New York (February 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The recent outbreak of salmonella has sickened hundreds and claimed lives throughout the United States.

The illness caused by the presence of salmonella bacteria in peanut butter and other peanut products — and the ensuing nationwide recall of potentially contaminated foods — have created tremendous uncertainty about the safety of many household brands.

The consequences have been serious not only for those who have fallen ill, but also for businesses touched by the outbreak, which now face potential liability, spoiled inventory, halted operations, product recalls and...
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