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Insurance Liability: Food Manufacturing Industry

Insurance Liability Food Manufacturing IndustryInsurance Liability: Food Manufacturing Industry

The food manufacturing industry is in a high pressure position right now. Consumer demand has increased pressure and scrutiny on the food manufacturing industry. Rising obesity rates and environmental concerns have created educated consumers that want to know where their food came from and how it was processed. This increased pressure for knowledge also creates considerable exposures for food manufacturers.

Of all the risks, foodborne illness can have particularly harmful effects that can last far beyond the food illness outbreak, damaging consumer confidence in the entire brand.

The FDA has issued a guide for Good manufacturing practices (GMPs). The FMPS establish minimum sanitary and processing requirements for producing safe and wholesome food, including analyzing potential hazards, procedures of handling foods, and establishing both preventative measures to avoid food borne illness and corrective actions and procedures if protocol is breached.

Nearly every food manufacturer has a set of safety procedures and protocols in place to monitor their operations. However, mistakes can still happen, and many food manufacturers find out the hard way that they are not properly covered. Owning an insurance policy does not guarantee total financial protection if a lawsuit is brought against a food supplier.

The food manufacturing industry is vulnerable to a myriad of exposures. From operating heavy machinery to broad third-party liability perils involving contamination, tampering, and foodborne illness, protecting yourself against exposures should be a top priority. It is important to recognize that there are different types of insurance, determine what claims are covered by your insurance policy, and if you have sufficient coverage.

DiNicola Insurance Services offers a comprehensive suite of property and liability insurance policies to address all of these concerns and more. As specialists in the food manufacturing industry, we offer additional enhancements specifically targeted for the specific exposures you face. Contact us today for more information. (855) 247-1912

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