Kudler Fine Foods: Legal Focus
Founded in June 1998 by Kathy Kudler, Kudler Fine Foods is an upscale, gourmet, specialty food store that provides the best of domestic and imported products or foods and superb customer service. Kudler Fine Foods is within the San Diego metropolitan area in three locations: La Jolla, Del Mar, and Encinitas (Apollo, 2011). Many, if not all, companies, businesses, and organization have and must follow any legal binding laws to be in regulations and to remain compliant. With Kudler Fine Food operating as a “specialty food store,” the company has to ensure they are following specific rule as well. The following paragraphs will define product liability and how it relates to Kudler Fine Foods and the food industry. The paragraphs will also include a sample case of product liability, potential strategies to assist in avoidance of such lawsuits, and how deployment of research compliance database tools could assist in avoidance strategies.
According to Free Dictionary (2012), product liability is defined the responsibility of a manufacturer or vendor of goods to compensate for injury caused by defective merchandise that it has provided for sale. Product defects can include how the product was manufactured and how the product was marketed or advertised. In Kudler Fine Foods, products subjected to product liability could be that of contaminated food or supplies or even medications with dangerous side effects. Commercials are seen on television every day from many lawyers which pertain to product liability. Most of the product liability cases seen or referenced in the commercials normally discuss or deal with medical or health reasons. Examples of product liability can range from various products, and it is the responsibility of the company, business, or organization to ensure that the risk of a liability is kept at a minimum.
Sample Case of Product Liability
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