Product recalls can be difficult to manage for any business. For food and beverage businesses, keeping the health and safety of consumers a priority while carefully managing outbound communications are of the utmost importance during a recall. The Food Law Firm’s recall lawyers can help your business stay compliant during this crucial time.

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Legal Counsel for Food and Beverage Recalls

The Food Law Firm offers a variety of subscription plans that can be tailored to your business’s needs. Whether you need help with a food recall, food label compliance, food product liability management, prdouct trademarks, or any other legal counsel for your food and beverage business, our team of professionals is here to help.

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  • 2 hours legal work per month included
  • 3 month commitment


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  • 4 hours legal work per month included
  • 3 month commitment


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  • 2 month commitment

Why You Need a Food Recall Lawyer

A lawyer can shape many of the decisions made during the critical phases of a recall. Though every recall is different, we take the following steps immediately:

  • Retain the services of a food safety expert and other outside consultants on behalf of the client, so that our attorney-client privilege covers the advice they give.
  • Advise the company’s internal Recall Committee on the appropriate recall classification, whether the recall is a Class 1, Class 2, or Class 3 recall.
  • Advise the recall committee on whether or not to issue the recall.
  • Work with regulators to pare down the scope of the recall to an extent no greater than necessary to fulfill the public health mandate.

What Should You Do After a Food Recall?

In the short term, the expected result of a recall is to immediately safeguard public health. In the weeks and months that follow the recall, our recall lawyers perform financial damage control for the client by:

  • Addressing causality within the supply chain, if possible, to up-stream suppliers of product inputs or to third-party processors such as co-packers.
  • Aggressively seeking compensation for recall expenses by leveraging the indemnification clauses of supplier and co-packer agreements.
  • Reviewing the company’s insurance policies to determine which recall costs, if any, are covered by insurance carriers.
  • Interfacing with insurance carriers to maximize the policy payout for covered losses.

Damage control is significantly easier for clients who take steps to build the kind of resiliency we describe on our Product Recall Mitigation Strategies page.

Why Messaging Matters During a Recall

Throughout the recall process, the tone of every outbound communication is critical. Every communication must be carefully considered in light of the immediate mandates of the recall as well as the long-term viability of the company. All communication must be accurate, effective, and concise, but should not expose the company to any more liability than necessary to conduct the recall. This is a sensitive balancing act and it is not intuitive.

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