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Product liability: Regulatory risk and litigation exposure

Author(s): Craig Lockwood, Mark Austin

November 2017

Businesses in the consumable product sphere face a host of challenges in an era of heightened consumer awareness, 24-hour news cycles and increased demand for safety and accountability. Just as consumers are insisting on transparency, legislators are imposing increasingly strict regulatory regimes and granting progressively broad powers to regulatory and inspection agencies. Below is a snapshot of the key considerations affecting this industry.