Handwashing for Life

Overcoming Underwashing

Strict Liability

Strict Liability is a critical legal principle that if you cause harm you are liable. It is liability without proof of fault for an injury caused by a product that is both defective and not reasonably safe. In establishing strict liability, the injured person need only prove:

  1. The product was unsafe (and therefore defective), and
  2. The defect caused the injury.

The focus is on the product, not the conduct of the manufacturer/foodservice operator. It does not matter if every possible precaution was taken. If the product was defective, and caused an injury, the provider of the product is liable.

Modern scientific tools such as genetic fingerprinting of organisms makes positive identification of the source of an outbreak possible. Once the source is identified, the operator is liable.

For an operator's view of Strict Liability following a Mock Trial experience, check out this report.

Leadership Company

Legal Advice: For advice on how to handle legal issues dealing with foodborne illness Handwashingforlife endorses the services of MarlerClark. They have extensive experience in the field working for both the plaintiff and the defence. For more information on legal advice contact MarlerClark.

HandsOn™ System

HandsOn<sup>™</sup> System

5 steps to convert underwashing to under control. Set and track your risk-based ServeReady® Hands and TouchReady® Surface standards.

SaniTwice® for Catered Events

SaniTwice<sup>®</sup> for Catered Events

Uncompromized hand cleanliness for those serving food at venues without running water.

Teaching Videos

Teaching Videos

Globally recognized for their ease of use in any language. Available in DVD and MP4 file download.