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Law Number

19 V.I.C. 773

Summary Title

Liability: Food Donation


An individual who donates food apparently fit for human consumption will not be held legally responsible for the condition of the food. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Liability of food donors

Full Text

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person or entity donating food to a nonprofit corporation, nonprofit organization or governmental entity, without charge, or at a charge sufficient only to cover the cost of handling such food, shall be liable for civil damages for any injury arising out of the condition of such food; unless at the time of the donation, the food donated was knowingly misbranded or adulterated, or was manufactured, processed, prepared, handled or stored in a grossly negligent manner.