Food Industry Defense

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing food and beverage manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and restaurants involved in litigation, regulatory and administrative actions, third-party discovery issues, and other legal matters. Our attorneys have successfully represented institutional clients in claims involving food borne illnesses (including E. coli and salmonella), product recalls, adulteration and contamination, packaging, product warnings and instructions, processing procedures and kill steps, and other food safety issues. The firm also has experience working with issues involving Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) matters.

Our food safety attorneys routinely provide legal advice and counsel to clients faced with potential regulatory actions, product recalls, upstream and downstream supplier disputes, contamination source identification, ingredients (such as diacetyl), and evidence preservation matters. Our attorneys are sensitive to the variety of important issues a company must consider when food safety issues arise, including any potential impact on existing and future business relationships. Because food safety litigation often involves complicated issues of insurance coverage and indemnity or contribution obligations, our attorneys assist clients in evaluating insurance coverage issues and have successfully litigated and arbitrated coverage disputes in food safety cases.