Military Supplier Sues Insurer To Cover Tainted Meals

Law360, New York (June 15, 2011, 5:53 PM EDT) -- The Wornick Co. sued Houston Casualty Co. in Ohio on Wednesday seeking insurance coverage for $2.8 million the military rations provider paid in relation to the recall of 700,000 meals ready to eat contaminated by salmonella.

Wornick had a malicious product tampering and accidental product contamination policy from Houston Casualty at the time of the 2009 recall, which was necessitated by the federal government's discovery of salmonella in the MREs' dairy shake blends, according to the complaint.

The policy language obligates Houston Casualty to cover Wornick...
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