Managing Risks From All Angles

Food Law & Compliance Risks

NRS provides legal counsel to clients faced with potential or actual product recalls, regulatory actions such as FDA 483’s, supplier and customer contract disputes, and other matters that require regulatory interpretation, legal assistance and preservation of privilege.

NRS also handles preventive legal planning needs—for example drafting or reviewing supplier and co-manufacturer agreements to ensure they are robust and up-to-date with the most current regulatory requirements as well as reflect industry best practices.

Working in the food industry for 18 years brings a unique knowledge and sensitivity to the key issues a company should consider when these types of food safety issues arise including potential impact on public health, business relationships, brand reputation and financial impacts since food safety challenges can trigger complex issues like insurance coverage and indemnity obligations.

Melanie Neumann, J.D., M.S., has extensive experience representing food and beverage manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and restaurants involved in regulatory and other legal matters including product recalls, adulteration and contamination claims, food borne illnesses, label claims, and other food safety related issues.