January 6, 2014

United Fresh Webinar Series: Strategies for Limiting Your Legal Exposure in Recalls

United Fresh members and the produce industry are invited to register for this webinar, hosted by the United Fresh Grower-Shipper Board. The “Strategies for Limiting Your Legal Exposure in Recalls” webinar on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 2 pm to 3 pm US/Eastern, will help produce companies understand the legal consequences from foodborne illness outbreaks and recall events and identify strategies to avoid staggering financial losses and criminal charges in the future. The webinar is part of United’s group of Recall Ready programs and services.

In this timely one-hour webinar, attorneys David Durkin and Danny Gurwitz examine the scope of America’s food safety laws, review real-world case studies showing successful legal strategies, and address the most critical civil and criminal liability issues facing fresh produce companies today.

David Durkin is a principal at Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz PC.  Mr. Durkin's practice concentrates on federal civil and criminal litigation and administrative proceedings, including court challenges to FDA, USDA, and DEA regulatory and enforcement initiatives.

Danny Gurwitz is a partner at Atlas Hall, and represented Frontera Produce in litigation concerning the recall of contaminated Rocky Ford cantaloupes in 2011. Mr. Gurwitz has litigated products liability claims; food borne contamination; insurance coverage disputes, and many other types of cases.

Registration is complimentary for United Fresh members and $50 for non-members, and includes one connection to the web and one reserved phone telephone line for the audio portion.