Coverage May Be Tricky For Food Recalls: Lawyers

Law360, New York (April 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Food companies have been hit hard with lawsuits and recalls from recent contamination scares, leading many to turn to insurance policies to recoup losses. But businesses are finding that their policies may exclude such claims, potentially sparking disputes, insurance lawyers say.

Depending on where they lie in increasingly complex supply chains, food companies could suffer a litany of potential losses from recalls and contamination issues, including losses related to their own products being harmed or having to be thrown out, as well as claims from other...
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