Food Recalls: Lucky’s Real Tomatoes v. “The Other Guys” – A Paradox in Ethics and Best Practices

Production Date: May 15, 2017 Practice Areas: Ethics and Food, Beverage, & Agriculture Estimated Length: 5427 minutes


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We are fortunate to live in the U.S. where we enjoy one of the world's safest food supplies. Despite our efforts, foodborne illnesses and food recalls are increasing at a rapid rate and over 40 million pounds of food products were recalled since 2014. As attorneys, we need to guide our clients appropriately when an issue arises; but what are food recall best practices and where do an attorney’s ethical obligations begin and end?

Join Rania V. Sedhom, Founding Member of Sedhom Law Group, PLLC, A Bespoke Law Firm, Lucky Lee, VP of Sales for Lucky’s Real Tomatoes, and Paula Fisher, owner of A&L Ag Solutions, LLC, as they discuss the Food Safety Modernization Act, how to handle a product recall, and an attorney’s ethical obligations and conundrums.

Rania V. Sedhom interviews Lucky Lee and Paula Fisher about food recalls and advises listeners about the ethical landmines that attorneys may face when assisting their clients with recalls.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the Food Service Modernization Act, as it relates to contaminated products
  2. Identify the proper way to handle a food product recall
  3. Familiarize yourself with salient legal issues including internal and external communications
  4. Examine the ethical rules and issues at play
Priscilla P.
Oyster Bay, NY

Very interesting presentation.

Jason B.
Petersburg, IL


Paul N.
Manhattan, NY

The format was a nice change, although i don't think i would want it every time.

Susan M. B.
Massapequa, NY

Including a representative from the food industry was a great idea. Both speakers were informative, well spoken and organized. Interesting topic.

Harry D.
Orland Park, IL

Super presentation.

Evan S.
Barrington, IL

The panel format was very enjoyable

Jonathan B.
Stratford, CT

the female lawyer was great. Extremely personable, effective and the idea of bringing two non-lawyers brought some needed practicality to the lecture.

mark f.
riverside, IL

Great to have a panel of different professionals.

Mark C.
Forest Hills, NY



Very interesting and well presented

Savonala H.
Durham, NC

Highly recommended

James S.
Queens, NY


Alexandra P.
Miami, FL

Very informative and relatable.

Holly J.
San Diego, CA


Irini K.
Cliffside Park, NJ

Really liked this format.

Lloyd G.
Buffalo, NY

Different and interesting

Steven K.
Northport, NY

Not an area I practice, but this such a cleverly conceived way to present this topic. Insightful and entertaining.

Donna W.
Northbrook, IL

All three speakers were engaging and quite informative. The discussion about in-house vs. outside counsel was so valuable.

Robert H.
Chicago, IL

Very well done. Liked the inclusion of someone who is in the industry but is not an attorney.

Jeffrey B.
Troy, NY

Beautifully paced. Always interesting. Thank you.

Christine K.
McLean, VA

Great presenters

Anne Marie D.
Long Beach, NY

Really found topic & format great

Augustin D.
Reston, VA

There was more business advice than specific legal content, but it didn't affect the usefulness of the program

Martha A.
Plymouth, OH

Very informative.

Bernard L.
Glastonbury, CT

Started a little slow, but was very informative in the end

michael a.
Brooklyn, NY

very informative------

Adrienne P.
Allen, TX

Fresh approach!

Richard D.
New York, NY

Very entertaining

William S.
New Hyde Park, NY

A very informative course that will be helpful to me in my practice.

Frank P.
Hinsdale, IL

good topic

Kenneth W.
Hobart, IN

Pretty decent class learned a lot.

Jonathan G.

Good presentation on a seldom discussed topic.