Eateries warned they could face negligence claims following recent allergy deaths

18 Oct 2018

Daniel West from BLM's product liability team spoke to Insurance POST following the government's plan to review food labelling laws.

"If the law changes then this will undoubtedly impact policyholders in the food retail and production sector – particularly those that fall into the ‘prepacked for direct sale’ category, because it is likely many such businesses will take a similar approach to labelling as Pret did and this may no longer be sufficient if the regulations are changed. If policyholders do not change their procedures in response to such a change then this could lead to an increase in claims.”

Click here to read Daniel's full interview with the POST.

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