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Understanding Product Liability: Protecting Your Farm-Based Food Business

March 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm



If you direct market farm products in their natural state, sell wholesale to restaurants and grocery stores, or make/sell value added products (such as apple butter made from locally grown fruit), you know that in recent years there has been an expanded emphasis on proactive food safety planning. However, it’s widely realized that the most complete food safety system will not completely eliminate all chance that a food borne illness might occur. Along with intentional food safety standards, it is important for all producers to have product liability insurance. In most cases, a traditional farm owner or business owner’s policy will exclude product liability coverage, making it vital, in today’s marketplace, to cover the needs of your customers, your defense costs in a lawsuit, and any subsequent judgments of the court, should a food borne incident occur that is traced back to the farm by securing a product liability policy.

Co-sponsored by The University of Scranton SBDC, the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law, and Horizon Farm Credit, this two-hour educational session is designed to provide information to producers who currently are, or may be contemplating, selling raw and processed agricultural products. It will also equip you to evaluate any insurance you have to ensure that you have adequate protection. By attending this meeting, you will learn the importance of having product liability insurance, the types of situations it will address, and how to go about getting the coverage that you need.

Preregistration is required for you to attend this event on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 (NOTE: the 2/15 session has been rescheduled to this date) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. either at one of the following Horizon Farm Credit office locations* OR via webinar.

*The presentation will be in person at the Mount Joy office and will be broadcast via Webex to the other offices.

Mount Joy | 15 Eby Chiques Road | Mount Joy, PA 17552 (presentation will be in person)
Chambersburg | 109 Farm Credit Drive | Chambersburg, PA 17202 (presentation will be broadcast via Webex)
New Stanton | 921 S. Center Avenue | Hunker, PA 15639 (presentation will be broadcast via Webex)
Shoemakersville | 1513 Main Street | Shoemakersville, PA 19555 (presentation will be broadcast via Webex)
Webinar | attendee will join from their location

Learn more: https://bit.ly/UnderstandingProductLiability

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Date: Wed, March 15, 2023

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Horizon Farm Credit
15 Eby Chiques Road
Mount Joy, 17552

Cost: Free

Event Category: Community Calendar