Product liability: implications for the brewing industry
Westwood, G.A. | Dale, B.G.
Highlights the growing impact of product liability on retailers, manufacturers, supplier's and consumers in the brewing industry. Amongst the major findings of the study are: the UK brewing industry tends to view product liability in the same way as health and safety, conform to the standards and everything will be okay -- this approach considers the criminal aspects of liability but blindly ignores the dangers of increased civil activity against them; product liability problems with beer stem mainly from the packaging process where objects may have got into the bottle/can, and tampering is on the increase in the industry. Points out that brewers can protect themselves against product liability claims by ensuring technical evaluation is available on all delivered products; ISO 9000 series registration; ensuring that all products retailed are properly labelled; setting up a recall pressure plan and practising it; establishing a crisis management team and identifying the logistical support required.Show more [+] Less [-]