William Benz Discusses Quality Control in Law360’s “5 Tips For Food Cos. Looking To Outsource Production”

In the article, “5 Tips For Food Cos. Looking to Outsource Production” published by Law360, Associate William Benz comments on the concerns of quality control, labor issues and IP protection when food companies outsource production. Food Company’s outsourcing can cut overhead costs, but failure to meet quality standards can evoke visceral reactions from consumers and tarnish a brand.

The article provides five tips from food and beverage law specialists on how to plan ahead when outsourcing food production. Mr. Benz says in the food and beverage industry, the product quality issue is magnified more than in any other industry. “You can craft a contract that has all the right indemnifications and is well-designed, but if something goes wrong down the road, it doesn’t help your reputation that much. Consumers see the name on the package.”

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