Insurance, insurance, insurance. Is this all we ever talk about here at Farm Commons? It can feel like that, but it’s just that important that we mention it over and over again. The thing about food safety issues is that you can’t just assume your run-of-the-mill insurance policy covers you for these. Making sure you are property covered requires some focused time and attention.

We are here to help. Check out our free resource, Managing Food Safety Liability Risk Basics, which answers the question, “What can I be doing now to protect myself if a foodborne illness is ever linked to my enterprise?” Of course, insurance is one of the primary strategies, and this tip sheet discusses the type of insurance that is needed, and also what to do in case you are having trouble getting insurance. Listen to our free 18min. Podcast Episode Eight: Let’s Have Lunch!, which briefly discusses food safety insurance.

For more comprehensive information about the type of insurance you need to cover food safety, read our comprehensive 59pg. resource, Farmers’ Guide to Food Safety Liability. See pages 20-24 for the section on insurance.