Publication

Food Safety Law

Law Journal Press
2016

Americans experience as many as 76 million foodborne illnesses each year — a problem that has led to an unprecedented level of litigation. Food Safety Law, written by McGuireWoods food and beverage lawyers Jim Neale and Angela Spivey and published by Law Journal Press, is the definitive guide to this rapidly growing practice area. Whether you represent food producers concerned about liability or plaintiffs harmed by a foodborne illness, this unique resource will help you handle any issue.

Food Safety Law examines the entire administrative maze, with particular emphasis on regulation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration, including the Food Safety Modernization Act. Neale and Spivey analyze the legal and practical issues food safety lawyers and their clients confront, from prevention and compliance, to recalls and litigation after an outbreak.

The book covers a wide range of topics that concern today’s industry:

  • Inspections
  • Detection of outbreaks
  • Food safety threats
  • Injurious objects in food
  • Current good manufacturing practices
  • Recall strategies
  • Causes of action and defenses
  • Proving causation
  • Complex litigation
  • Insurance coverage
  • Labeling requirements
  • The newest legal frontiers

Even a midsize recall involves issues of regulatory compliance, product liability litigation and insurance coverage. Whether you represent food producers or plaintiffs, whether you are advising a company on how to steer clear of problems or doing damage control after the fact, Food Safety Law is an essential touchstone for legal counsel.

Release 11 of Food Safety Law is available online.