Food & Beverage Practice


Food and Beverage Insurance

Our Food Practice provides a complete approach to addressing modern-day food safety challenges.

Leaders in Food Safety Risk Management

It doesn't matter where you operate in the food supply chain; you are vulnerable to factors that are difficult to control. Recent outbreaks of food borne illnesses and major recalls illustrate the fragility and vulnerability of all brands and have impacted the viability of entire companies. Through our partnerships and global connections, our Food Practice team is able to address your food safety and risk management issues wherever they may be in your supply chain.

Current Food Safety Issues

High profile outbreaks, loss of consumer confidence, emerging science, and greater media attention have all led to significant Congressional and Administration focus on food safety. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will affect food companies at all levels of the supply chain, from farms through retail, here in the United States and abroad, and many will face a host of new requirements. Companies need to comprehensively assess their food safety systems to prepare for future changes in how food safety is regulated in the U.S. Recent outbreaks have demonstrated that one incident can cause overnight harm to a brand and the industry.

Our goals are aimed at helping companies thrive in the rapidly changing landscape of global food safety.

Our Approach

To help companies in the food industry effectively manage risk in a changing landscape, we:

  • Identify and analyze areas of risk.
  • Set up loss prevention services.
  • Perform a technical analysis of current insurance programs and how they meet the needs of the company.
  • Set up risk transfer mechanisms.
  • Analyze and review product contamination exposures in conjunction with Leavitt Partners.
  • Focus on exposures under the new law. We can help companies prepare for the effects of the new law and how product contamination insurance can help cover exposures to risk.

Our Food Practice Team

Our Leavitt Group risk advisors focused on food safety bring insurance product experience to clients in this segment through actively listening to you, understanding your business, and then working with the leading underwriters to create creative solutions that expand beyond an insurance policy.

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We have also teamed with Leavitt Partners, whose staff has held senior roles at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This team is internationally recognized for their food safety experience. For more information about Leavitt Partners, please visit www.leavittpartners.com.

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