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Law Number

Miss. Code Ann. 95-7-3

Summary Title

Liability: Donation of Food


An individual, who, in good faith, donates food reasonably believed to be wholesome to a charitable or nonprofit organization will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Donors of apparently wholesome food to charitable or nonprofit institution not to be liable; exceptions

Full Text

Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, any person who makes a good faith donation to a charitable or nonprofit organization of apparently wholesome food, shall not be liable for damages in any civil action for any injury or death because of the condition of such food unless the injury or death is a direct result of the gross negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of the donor.