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Law Number

Miss. Code Ann. 95-7-5

Summary Title

Liability: Distribution of Donated Food


A charitable or nonprofit organization which, in good faith and without compensation, receives and distributes food reasonably believed to be wholesome will not be held legally responsible for damage.

Full Title

Charitable or nonprofit organizations not liable as result of distribution of donated foods.

Full Text

Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, a charitable or nonprofit organization which in good faith receives and distributes, without charge, food which the organization reasonably determines to be apparently wholesome shall not be liable for damages in any civil action based on the doctrine of strict liability in tort for any injury or death because of the condition of such food.