Product Contamination: When The Spices Kick It Up a Notch, Who Will Respond?

A notification rings and the insured sees an urgent email from its spice supplier. The email states, in bold capital letters: ”RECALL! Spices Contaminated With Salmonella.” Panic ensues when the insured realizes that these spices have been incorporated into the insured’s tomato sauce, several large batches of which have already been shipped to hundreds of the insured’s customers. Some product goes directly to store shelves at the insured’s retail customers, but many of the insured’s customers incorporate the insured’s tomato sauce into their own products, such as pizzas and lasagnas.

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