A keynote address from Steven Weiner, a partner at Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP, will explore the potential liability of conformity assessment bodies using the example of a suit brought against Primus Labs in connection with its third-party audit of Jensen Farms, the source of a 2011 outbreak of listeria.
An interactive roundtable discussion on issues related to legal claims that can and have been brought against standards developing organizations (SDOs) and conformity assessment bodies (CABs) will be moderated by Kevan Lawlor, president and CEO of ANSI member and audited designator NSF International. The discussion will touch on antitrust issues, tort liability, negligence, and other relevant subjects. The broad range of panelists participating in this discussion includes:
ANSI members and all interested stakeholders including those from government, industry, business, consumer groups, and academia are encouraged to attend and share their perspectives, insights, and expertise on this important topic.
World Standards Week, to be held this year on October 20-24, 2014, is an annual event where members of the standards and conformity assessment community come together in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration. For more information, including registration for other WSW events and details on all meetings and conferences, visit www.ansi.org/wsweek.